Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

37: 🏰 Anton Investigates: Norman Castles

This episode Anton takes the lead as he explores the development of Norman castles in the British Isles. Whilst fortifications dotted the English landscape long before the 1066 Norman invasion nothing quite like their castles existed before. Anton and I talk about early motte and bailey fortifications that offered only rudimentary protection to vast concentric circle castles like Beaumaris in Wales that dominated the surrounding landscape. What did they symbolise? How did they change? And are they the origin of IKEA?!

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Well done Anton…. Oh and your sidekick! As always there was plenty of interesting information in this Podcast. Good luck with the marks for this project at school.I reckon an 11 out of 10 would be fair result!

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

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