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Battle Castle
Historian Dan Snow 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.
Episodes
Ep 1
Crac des Chevaliers
Watch January 8, 10:00pm
Ep 2
Chateau Gaillard
Watch January 15, 10:00pm
Ep 3
Dover
Watch January 22, 10:00pm
Ep 4
Conwy
Watch January 29, 10:00pm
Crac des Chevaliers
The flawlessly-cut stones, steep slopes, and deadly entrance of the largest Crusader castle must resist a massive Muslim army attemping to drive Christians from the Holy Land. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 8, 10:00pm
Fri Jan 12, 10:50pm
Chateau Gaillard
A French king attempts to push the English from the European mainland. All that stands in the way is Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard I. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 15, 10:00pm
Fri Jan 19, 11:00pm
Dover
High atop the white cliffs of southern England, Dover Castle was built by King Henry II to protect an empire. In 1216 an ambitious French prince puts that to the test. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 22, 10:00pm
Fri Jan 26, 11:00pm
Conwy
English domination over Wales is put to the test when a rebel force attack Conwy Castle, one of several strongholds built for rule over the Welsh. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 29, 10:00pm