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Subscribe to TV's Dan Snow because the absolutely illustrated 'Battle Castles' brings to exciting lifestyles a cavalcade of medieval fortifications and the clashes that grew to become empires to airborne dirt and dust and mortals into legends. Castles and their ruins nonetheless dominate the panorama and are a relentless reminder to u . s . time while violence, or the specter of it, used to be the norm. Dan Snow explores the world's maximum medieval castles: from Dover fortress to Chateau Gaillard, Richard I's fort in Normandy, and Castillo de Gibalfaro, the final forefront of Moorish rule in Spain, to Krak des Chevaliers in Syria - an superb feat of engineering by way of the Crusaders. every one castle's tale is dramatically stated: the construction innovations, the guns used and lifestyle in the partitions. Spanning the globe, and utilizing the newest CGI reconstructions, Dan Snow will get to the very center of the bloodshed and battles of the best fortresses of the center a while.

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