Castles of Horror Episode Guide

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  • Episode Guide 22 episodes

Episode Guide

  • Murder Most Foul

    The Rev Lionel Fanthorpe recounts the story of Edward II, and the grisly fate he suffered at the orders of his own wife, Queen Isabella, by visiting the castles where the key events took place. His journey encompasses Berkeley Castle, where he was imprisoned, Caerphilly Castle, where his lover Hugh Despenser was killed and disembowelled, and Nottingham Castle, where Edward's son would take revenge on Isabella's lover and co-conspirator Roger Mortimer

  • Siege 2

    King John lays siege to Rochester Castle.

  • Siege 1

    Pembroke Castle uses clever strategy to dishearten the enemy.

  • Treasure

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Religious Wars

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Torture

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Rotten Relatives

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Prisoners

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Inquisition

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Attack and Defence

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Feisty Women

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Escape

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Love and War

    Rev Lionel Fanthorpe examines the stories of women who were the inspiration for bitter conflicts, paying visits to castles in Pembrokeshire, Shropshire and Blois, France. Among the real life Helens of Troy he uncovers are a maid who allowed her lover into Ludlow Castle, leading to the capture of the fortress, the woman whose marriage to an elderly French knight would have disastrous consequences, and Welsh princess Nest, who was kidnapped and raped by her own cousin, a crime that caused the downfall of many noblemen

  • Wheel of Fortune

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Frontiers

    The Rev Lionel Fanthorpe takes a tour of three fortresses built to guard against the threat of invasion - Bodiam Castle, a bastion against the French during the Hundred Years War, Chepstow Castle on the Wales-England border, the first stone castle built in Britain by the Normans, and Dover Castle, which was revitalised as a coastal defence during World War Two. Last in series

  • Joan of Arc

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Sieges

    The Rev Lionel Fanthorpe visits the sites of some of Britain's most famous sieges, including Rochester Castle, which was burned to the ground by King John, Kenilworth Castle famous for its well-fed soldiery, and Raglan Castle, a favoured residence of the kings of England until it was destroyed during the Civil War

  • Ring of Steel

    The Rev Lionel Fanthorpe examines three castles built by Edward I - Conway, Caernarfon and Beaumaris. He reveals how the massive structures were supposed to help the English king conquer Wales and bring rebellious leader Llywelyn to heel - but when the money ran out, the monarch turned his attention to Scotland

  • Scotland the Brave

    Guide to some of the greatest castles in the world, places of romance, treachery and intrigue

  • Myth of Dracula

    The myth of Dracula was built around Vlad the Impaler.

  • Besieged

    The Rev Lionel Fanthorpe presents an insight into Norman stronghold Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII. He also explores Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr's links to the fortress at Harlech, and Caerphilly, the most heavily armed castle in Britain - which fell victim to a con-man

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