Castles: Britain's Fortified History

Historian Sam Willis traces the story of Britain's castles and their unique role in our history, art and literature.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

Defence of the Realm

Episode 1x03; Dec 18, 2014

Sam Willis explores how, by the Wars of the Roses, castles were under attack from a new threat - the cannon, but survived into the Tudor era only to find their whole purpose challenged.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Defence of the RealmDec 18, 2014
1x02: Kingdom of ConquestDec 11, 2014
1x01: Instruments of InvasionDec 4, 2014
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