Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:
Battle Castle: Malbork — exploring the castle
Writer Nicole Tomlinson and the rest of the Battle Castle crew, including host Dan Snow, explore an area of Malbork Castle in Poland that’s normally out of bounds to the public. Battle Castle: Malbork profiles the siege of 1410 when Polish and Lithuanian forces attacked the brick stronghold. The offensive, which was led by King Jagiello and Grand Duke Vytautas, occurred after the Battle of Tannenberg. The castle, historically known as Marienburg, was built by the Teutonic Order, crusader knights who occupied this area of the Baltic in medieval times.
Battle Castle: Gaillard – surrounding lands
Medieval siege tip of the week:
Build family memories reenacting another age
Collect Ancient maps to share in a modern time
Learn parts of a medieval castle by playing hangman
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