Secrets of the Castle
Secrets of the Castle - Ep1
The team arrives at Guédelon, in the Burgundy region of France, to join the world’s biggest archaeological experiment - a 25 year project to build a medieval castle from scratch, using only the tools and materials available in the 13th century.
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Secrets of the Castle - Ep2
A look at the ingenious features medieval castle-builders came up with to withstand attack from an ever more formidable array of siege engines.
Secrets of the Castle - Ep3
The surprisingly colourful world of medieval interior design. The castles that we see today are in fact scarred by centuries of decay. Most of their original roofs, carpentry and interior finishes have long since disappeared, but in their heyday they were lavishly decorated.
Secrets of the Castle - Ep4
The team delve deeper into the secrets of the skilled communities who built medieval castles. The stonemasons working on the castle walls are dependent on blacksmiths, whose metalwork was magical to the medieval mind-set.