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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 ...  Self - 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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inaccurate information
18 May 2017 | by ajr-70652See all my reviews

item 1. The curator of the Lancaster Castle artefacts suggested the main reason for inflicting the tongue restriction device was for "Fighting in the street" when in fact the device was specifically designed to punish those accused of slander or malicious gossip.

item 2. Henry V111 never renounced Catholicism, he was born a catholic and died a Catholic. He did renounce the authority of Rome and the Pope, making himself the head of the Catholic Church in England. He was never a champion of Protestism and Catholics were not executed for just being Catholics, they were executed for refusing to acknowledge him as head of the Catholic church in England. When making documentary films that are usually received as fact, it's imperative that published information is impartial and accurate.


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