For a thousand years they dominated the landscape, towering over their surroundings, their role so critical that the capture of a single one could seal the fate of an empire. In this series, historian and popular presenter Dan Snow unravels the stories of three of the world's most famous castles, from Europe to the Middle East. Built and fought for by men like Richard the Lionheart, these are the sites of some of the most legendary power struggles of all time. All are all prime examples of their era, a testament to the engineering and military expertise of the day.
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