Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:
BattleCastle.TV: host Dan Snow details Malbork’s impressive provisions
Battle Castle host Dan Snow explains the impressive grain stores at Malbork Castle in Poland. In medieval times, the Teutonic Knights would have lived off grain and other provisions during a siege. This staple was also one of their major exports. This stronghold, believed to be the largest brick castle in the world, was built by Christians during the Baltic Crusades. Historically known as Marienburg, this fortification was besieged by Polish and Lithuanian forces after the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410, and defended by Heinrich von Plauen.