Discover the blood, sweat and vision that went into building Europe's earliest castles, from the nobles' plans to the craftsmen's practical know-how.
The history of our colossal fortresses. Discover how castles fared under the attacks that they were built to withstand, including one of England's bloodiest sieges.
The story of the castle. No longer siege-proof fortresses, castles became places of ceremony and fantasy - the rebuilt Windsor Castle being a notable example.