Battle Castle brings to life mighty medieval fortifications and the epic sieges they resist: clashes that defy the limits of military technology, turn empires to dust, and transform mortals into legends.
Castles conjure thoughts of romantic tales, but make no mistake, they are built for war.
Crac des Chevaliers
Malaga was transformed into a military stronghold by Muslim leader Yusuf I and his successors in the 14th century.
As siege weapons and technology become more ruthless, the men who design and built these castles reply … or perish. Follow host Dan Snow as he explores the military engineering behind these medieval megastructures and the legendary battles that became testaments to their might.
Produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc., each episode will climax in the ultimate test of the castle’s military engineering – a siege that will change the course of history. Which castles will be conquered and which will prevail? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Battle Castle is produced in association with Shaw Media, Discovery Knowledge UK, with participation of the Canada Media Fund, Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.