Author Peter Purton talks perils in peace, courage above castle, and the magnificent multiplicity that is Malbork.
Host Dan Snow shares the legend of an apparent cannonball from the siege of 1410 still stuck in the wall of Malbork Castle's summer refectory.
#GoMedieval with Battle Castle: Malbork, which premieres March 22 on History Television. Story, pictures and video from The Teutonic Knights' crowning glory.
Battle Castle host Dan Snow shares how to spot evidence of medieval entrance defences at Crac des Chevaliers. Using clues left in the stones, the portcullis, hinges and drawbar can be identified.
Our first motion comic reveals the backstory of Baybars, the Mamluk Sultan who besieged Crac des Chevaliers.
#GoMedieval with Battle Castle: Crac des Chevaliers, which premieres Feb. 23 on History Television. Story, pictures and video from the crown jewel of Crusader castles.
Von Plauen and his impromptu garrison defended Malbork (Marienburg) Castle against the combined forces of Poland and Lithuania during the siege of 1410.
In a bid to dominate the Baltic the Grand Masters of the Teotonic Order built Malbork Castle and then fought against enemies hailing from Poland and Lithuania.
Several castellans commanded Crac des Chevaliers over its construction and one masterminded its defence when the Muslim ruler Sultan Baybars laid siege in 1271.
Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals a local legend about how the Teutonic Knights disposed of unsuspecting foes by inviting them to use Malbork Castle's toilet tower.