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Exploring Newcastle Castle | A Medieval Fortress Tour with Allex Iles

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4m Apr 26, 2021
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In this episode Alex Iles takes us to Newcastle Castle which is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, built on the site of the fortress that gave the City of Newcastle its name.

Originally a wooden fortification it would suffer a fire and the under the architectural revolution of Henry II it would be transformed into the awesome Keep and Fortress that we have today that towers over a modern city.

While touring the castle Alex brings on David Silk who is an expert from the castle who discusses how awesome and fun it is to work at a historical landmark and help keep history alive. From fun stories about the castle to a vicious siege by William Wallace, to the history of its construction this episode covers a variety of topics as it literally brings you to history itself and what it has left us today.

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YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/alexilesuk

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Support the Castle and its experts at these links below!

Website: https://www.newcastlecastle.co.uk/

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