Tag Archive: Dover Castle

15 castles in Kent you can visit for a great family day out

Dover_Castle

Canterbury Castle © Tim Stubbings The ruined Norman castle, which was begun by William the Conqueror in 1070, is one of the most ancient in Britain. The castle became a ruin in the 17th century after it was constructed as one of the three royal castles in Kent in the reign of Henry I (1100-1135)….

Bob White: The castles of Robin Hood

Alnwick_Castle

Following the news that £24m is to be spent revamping Nottingham Castle, Bob White, chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society, looks at some other castles associated with the outlaw Over the centuries various historical events in Nottingham’s past have resulted in the site where the legendary castle once stood being presently occupied by…

MAP#41: King Louis VIII ‘The Lion’

Louis VIII The Lion

French King Louis VIII who as a young Prince invaded England with the support of the English barons with the hope of taking the throne from King John. He would rise to King in France and take part in the Albigensian Crusade to gain back his lands in Southern France. In this episode we’ll look…

Medieval Olympics at Dover Castle

Dover Castle

On your marks, get set and go to Dover Castle for Medieval Olympics on special dates throughout July, when King Henry II and the bravest champions assemble to put on 12th century style games. Families are welcome to come and try their hands at skills which made a fighting man – or woman – of…

MAP#27 – Battle Castle Interview: Sean F. White

Battle Castle, the outstanding castle documentary series, explores the medieval history of six castles. Today we have an interview with Sean F. White, the Director of Photography for Battle Castle. I talk with Sean about filming the castles and the siege engines in action. We also cover how the re-enactments were filmed. In this episode…

MAP#26 – Battle Castle Interview: Nicole Tomlinson

Battle Castle, the outstanding castle documentary series, explores the medieval history of six castles. Today we have an interview with Nicole Tomlinson, writer for Battle Castle. I talk to Nicole about writing for the series and how she approached the research process. We also cover how the castles were picked, castles that were left out,…

Medieval Castles in 3D

Battle Castle Logo

The good folks over at Battle Castle have outdone themselves! First they create a show about medieval castles, then they give us great medieval recipes to enjoy and today they released over 60 pictures of the castles. But not just any pictures, these are in 3D! (click on the pictures to embiggen them) All you…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 07 – Dover Castle

Fortress Friday During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The third castle in our series is Dover Castle. Dover was started as an…

Eel or pigeon pizzas to awaken medieval tastebuds

English Heritage has joined forces with Pizza Hut to bring back the tastes of the middle ages in the form of medieval inspired pizza. As part of a month celebrating medieval feasting at the Great Tower at Dover Castle this September, the leading restaurant chain has helped create medieval variations of three of their most…