Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:

On YouTube

Battle Castle: Six mighty castles. Six epic sieges.  Explore. Play. Go medieval.

Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals details of trebuchet balls in the depths of Syria’s Crac des Chevaliers, the crown jewel of crusader castles. The castle was constructed by Christian knights in the 12th and 13th centuries, and faced attack by a Muslim force armed with trebuchets and led by the Mamluk Sultan Baybars in 1271. The secrets of this mighty castle’s build and details of the epic siege it faced are revealed in Battle Castle: Crac des Chevaliers.

Dan’s blogs will be released every Thursday on YouTube, unveiling details related to the stories that will be profiled in the Battle Castle shows .

On Flickr

Battle Castle: Malbork – the art of war

Photos taken of various works of art at an exhibit while filming on-site for Battle Castle: Malbork with host Dan Snow in Poland. The show 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.


On Twitter

Medieval siege tip of the week:

@Battlecastle  Sep 26,

Castles are magnificent at delaying and dislocating an invading army – P. Warner

3 ways to #gomedieval

Awesome medieval moments on the web, chosen by The Gatekeeper:

Learn about medieval fast food

How you’re speaking medieval (and you probably don’t even know it) @liz__murray

Race-track trebuchet “retires” a car


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