Castles conjure thoughts of romantic tales, but make no mistake, they are built for war.
Battle Castle is an action documentary series starring Dan Snow that is now airing around the world on channels like History Television in Canada, Discovery History (UK), PBS. BBC Worldwide has distribution rights for the series - for the latest updates and exclusive online content like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/battlecastle) or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/battlecastle).
Battle Castle brings to life mighty medieval fortifications and the epic sieges they resist: clashes that defy the limits of military technology, turn empires to dust, and transform mortals into legends.
Dover: Prince Louis' key to England. Malaga: the Granadans final stronghold. And Crac des Chevaliers: Crown Jewel of Crusader castles. Through dynamic location footage and immersive visual effects, Battle Castle reveals a bloody history of this epic medieval arms race.
As siege weapons and technology become more ruthless, the men who design and built these castles reply ... or perish. Follow host Dan Snow as he explores the military engineering behind these medieval megastructures and the legendary battles that became testaments to their might.
Each episode will climax in the ultimate test of the castle's military engineering -- a siege that will change the course of history. Which castles will be conquered and which will prevail? You'll have to watch to find out.
Each Battle Castle is an amazing story of state of the art medieval engineering put to the ultimate test by siege. View our trailers for a sneak peek at the amazing visuals and great stories behind the episodes.