Norman castles | Michael Wood’s Story of England
William the Conqueror brought castle-building to England, oppressing the English by installing French men as the local authority figures.Tweet
Hastings | War Walks
Professor Richard Holmes walks and rides over the Hastings battlefield that marks a turning point in British history, handling the weapons and equipment of the period and becoming a Norman knight to reveal just how close William the Conqueror came to defeat.
Castles | Mysteries of the Bayeux Tapestry
The Tapestry also reveals a new type of a castle being built by the Normans, ones that are raised for strategic military advantage.