Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six of Britainʼs most famous castles: Dover, the Tower of London, Warwick, Caernarfon, Stirling and Carrickfergus. Behind the walls of these celebrated strongholds are stories of intrigue, drama, romance, rebellion, and murder. Dan Jones recounts some of the many classic tales from 1000 years of British history, featuring a stellar cast of kings, queens, rogues, rebels, victims and villains.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Dominic Selwood, FSA, FRSA, FRHistS (born December 1970) is an English historian, journalist, author and barrister. He has written several works of history, historical fiction and historical thrillers, most notably The Sword of Moses. His background is in medieval history.
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Selwood writes for the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper and is currently a resident history columnist, including the daily 'On this Day' column. His writing has been described as a “must read”, “a fascinating change from the usual dusty history books”, and “strident debunkery”. He has also contributed to The Spectator, Prospect Magazine, and The Catholic Herald. Many of these pieces cover the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, the medieval world, the Tudors, and the Reformation. He has written extensively on the Third Reich, including on Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Eichmann, the formation of the Nazi Party, the Munich Beer Hall putsch, the Berlin Reichstag fire, the Night of the Long Knives, the Nuremberg racial laws, Vichy France, Stalingrad, the Dambusters, the Nuremberg trials and hangings, and area bombing at Guernica, Cologne, and Dresden. He has written on military intelligence matters like the Enigma cipher and Bletchley Park, SOE operations, and FANY/SOE women agents like Violette Szabo and Noor Khan. He has also written for the papers on music and musicians, including: George Formby, Django Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Lemmy, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Sex Pistols.
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