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Secrets of Great British Castles 

Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.
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Dan Jones ...  Himself - Presenter 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Christophe Lombardi Christophe Lombardi ...  Reconstruction Cast - Edward I 5 episodes, 2015-2016
Jay Dee Jay Dee ...  Reconstruction Cast - William the Conqueror 5 episodes, 2015-2016
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Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.

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not that much about castles...but good to relax ..
15 May 2018 | by pitikussSee all my reviews

Too much stories (as I am not historian, I will not judge accuracy), too little technical details... The buildings serve as the background for historical stories .. yes, perhaps related to the castle, but still.. the presenter is going too far on a tangent by my opinion..

Would prefer less emotions, more "dry" technical stuff.

..removing 1 * for the idiotic tattoos of the "historian".. what a childish thing to do ..and forcing us to watch.. ;-)


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