Instruments of Invasion | Castles: Britain’s Fortified History

Sam Willis shows how the castle arrived as an instrument of invasion with the Normans but became a weapon with which unruly barons challenged the Crown.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'59''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Castles: Form and Function c.1000-1750

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Castles: Britain's Fortified History
  • Episode: Instruments of Invasion