Defence of the Realm | Castles: Britain’s Fortified History

Sam Willis looks at how castles survived into the Tudor era. But these strategic seats of power had to become palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'45''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Castles: Form and Function c.1000-1752

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Castles: Britain's Fortified History
  • Episode: Defence of the Realm