Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:
Battle Castle: Host Dan Snow reveals how Malbork’s Teutonic knights dined like kings.
Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals what the Teutonic Knights at Malbork Castle in Poland ate and drank, and how their meals were prepared and brought to them during life in the Middle Ages. This stronghold, believed to be the largest brick castle in the world, was built by Christians during the Baltic Crusades. The fortification, historically known as Marienburg, was besieged by Polish and Lithuanian forces after the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410, and defended by Heinrich von Plauen.
Dan’s blog will be released every Thursday on YouTube, unveiling details related to the stories that will be profiled in the Battle Castle shows.
Battle Castle: Conwy – Dan Snow climbs a siege ladder
On-site photos taken during the filming of Battle Castle: Conwy as host Dan Snow attempted to defeat a stone wall using a replica of a medieval siege ladder. The ladder, built by Gary Ball, is similar to those used in the Middle Ages during the time that Conwy and King Edward I’s other Welsh castles were built. The show reveals the castle builders who engineered and raised these fortifications, as well as the weapons and battles that tested them in 1294 when Welsh leader Madog ap Llywelyn headed a medieval rebellion against the English and laid siege to their castles.
Medieval siege tip of the week:
@BattleCastle Oct. 6,
A military architect’s duty is to counter the ever-changing arsenal of the aggressor – M. Keen
3 ways to #gomedieval
Awesome medieval moments on the web, chosen by The Gatekeeper:
Middle Age warfare, go-cart edition
Medieval fashion meets modern life
History inspires Tarot cards with a twist
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