Dan Snow will be bringing the history of castle warfare to life, through the stories of six great castles. Snow will examine how these massive fortifications were built and what weapons used to defeat them - from Edward I's castles in North Wales, to Richard the Lionheart's fortress in Normandy.
Dan Snow has fronted numerous shows on TV, including the popular "Battlefield Britain" with his dad Peter Snow. He has covered subjects ranging from Hadrian and Montezuma to Dunkirk and the Falklands, and now has a new series on Discovery UK.
The National Army Museum covers British military history from the mid 15th-century until the present day, with a fine collection of uniforms, weapons, maps and photographs.
ian meyer – “This is like a poor man's Imperial War Museum. It covers the same sort of stuff all the way up to World War II. I didn't think the place was going to be so bug, but there's quite a lot of stuff there but unfortunatly the displ… more”
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