Castles: Bastions of Power, Part 01 (2019)


Castles were bastions of power. Yet, what was life like behind their walls?

When the enemy was at their gates, they had to withstand battering rams, catapults and sapping which called for ever new solutions by their defenders until, finally, large-calibre cannons spelt their end.


Part 1 of this documentary follows their development from simple wooden fortifications to the most elaborate strongholds and residences.

Castles: Bastions of Power Series

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  • Production: Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion for ZDF, Arte, ZDFinfo, and ZDF Enterprises.
  • Distributor(s): ZDF and Arte.
  • Release Date: 2019.
  • Running time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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