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Published on Feb 1, 2012
Batte Castle host Dan Snow reveals why many castles were finished with plaster and examines evidence of this at Crac des Chevaliers. Dubbed the crown jewel of Crusader castles, this castle is located in northern Syria. It was constructed by Christian knights in the 12th and 13th centuries, and faced attack by a Muslim force armed with trebuchets and led by the Mamluk Sultan Baybars in 1271. The secrets of its build and details of the epic siege it faced are revealed in Battle Castle: Crac des Chevaliers.
Battle Castle is an action documentary series starring Dan Snow that is now airing on History Television in Canada and coming to Discovery Knowledge (UK) in 2012. BBC Worldwide has distribution rights for the series - for the latest updates and exclusive online content like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/battlecastle) or follow us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/battlecastle).
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.