Battle Castle

2014
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S1 Ep6

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Malaga - Malaga was transformed into a military stronghold by Muslim leader Yusuf I and his successors in the 14th century. Situated in Granada in Spain, its unprecedented military passageway, vast underground chamber system and brilliant watchtower network are testament to its role as the eye of an empire. Historian Dan Snow joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: attack by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1487 as part of a massive offensive against the city. (From the...
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Malbork - Built by German Teutonic Knights in the 13th century, Malbork Castle in Poland is the greatest fortification built by medieval knights during the Baltic Crusades. Believed to be the largest brick castle in the world, its ingenious moat system, stand-alone tower and lofty High Castle place it among the Teutonic Order's most incredible military achievements. Historian Dan Snow joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: attack by the combined forces of King Jagiello of ...
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S1 Ep4

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Comwy - Built by King Edward I of England in the late 13th century in northern Wales, Comwy Castle was designed to suppress Welsh rebellions against English rule. Positioned on the River Conwy, the castle's deadly entrance, lofty crenellated towers, and cleverly-designed river gate are statements to its determined King and enduring domination. Historian Dan Snow joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: attack by Madog ap Llywelyn after he launched a campaign against the Engl...
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S1 Ep3

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Dover - Historian Dan Snow unravels the stories of six of the world's most famous castles. Built by King Henry II in the late 12th century, Dover Castle's magnificent square keep, intimidating forebuilding and innovatively-shaped towers live up to its reputation as the key to England. Dan joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: attack by Prince Louis of France in the early 13th century. This vicious fight challenged Dover’s military power, and its outcome would determine th...
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S1 Ep2

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Château Gaillard - Historian Dan Snow unravels the stories of six of the world's most famous castles. Perched high above the River Seine, Château Gaillard's knife-like keep, arced-stone wall and multiple baileys speak to its military purpose. Constructed by King Richard I in the late 12th century, it was engineered to counter French attempts on England's holdings in continental Europe. Dan joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: an attack by Richard's archenemy, Philip II o...
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S1 Ep1

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Crac des Chevaliers - Historian and presenter Dan Snow unravels the stories of six of the world's most famous castles. These are the sites of some of the most legendary power struggles of all time. All are all prime examples of their era, a testament to the engineering and military expertise of the day. We join each castle as it faces a crucial moment in its history: an attacking army determined to overthrow the defenders. The first episode explores the construction and siege of Syria's Crac de...
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