Castle Builders

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

How do you build a castle? How were machines and men organised to create such colossal fortifications? Using CGI and dramatic reconstructions, this is the story of the architectural vision behind the building of the great Medieval Castles of Europe, and unearths the human story of those who laboured to build them. Featured by XIVETV.

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Dreams and Decoration
3. Dreams and Decoration
 
Increasingly the role of castles changed from being military fortresses to becoming places of symbolism and fantasy. This episode traces the changes to Windsor Castle under Edward III, when it became an icon of regal glory.
Siege and Storm
2. Siege and Storm
 
This is the story of castles under attack. The Medieval journey from bows and arrows to gunpowder, with developments like trebuchet and cannon, meant engineers were always making advancements in defense construction.
Masters and Masons
1. Masters and Masons
May 12, 2010
Meet the Castle Builders - the masons and laborers who did the hard work; the geniuses of design and structural engineering who imagined these medieval mega-structures; and the kings and barons who commissioned them.
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How do you build a castle? How were machines and men organised to create such colossal fortifications? Using CGI and dramatic reconstructions, this is the story of the architectural vision behind the building of the great Medieval Castles of Europe, and unearths the human story of those who laboured to build them. Featured by XIVETV.

Castle Builders is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on May 12, 2010.

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Castle Builders is available for streaming on the XiveTV; Xive TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Castle Builders on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    May 12, 2010