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Castles: from mighty fortresses to fantastical palaces
John Goodall explores the ever-changing nature of the castle
John Goodall examines how the castle’s role has evolved through time – from medieval fortresses and prisons to regal residences and tourist hotspots. Speaking with Emily Briffett, he explains how these iconic landmarks have reflected society throughout their long history and shaped the way we think about the past.
John Goodall is the author of The Castle: A History (Yale University Press, 2022)