Ancient Mysteries: Lost Castles of England
When we think of medieval England one of the first images that enters our mind is that of the castle. The great stone citadel that dominated the landscape with it's vast walled battlements lofty towers drawbridge and moat. Still there is a remarkable history of medieval fortifications which has mysteriously all but disappeared. They were the timber castles. Existing throughout much of the Middle Ages they were for a time the dominant fortification of their period. Rather than small and temporary timber castles were large and permanent and dotting the countryside found nearly everywhere. Lords and ladies had them built communities lived in them and battles were fought over them. Yet today only mounds of earth remain. ANCIENT MYSTERIES will uncover the mystery of LOST CASTLES OF ENGLAND.