- Castles in Britain, 1066–1500
- The Great Hall
- Saturday 6 October
Castles are the most popular and prominent monuments in Britain, but also perhaps the most misunderstood. Always associated with sieges, battering rams and boiling oil, they actually fulfilled a much broader range of functions. Marc’s talk will explore what castles were really for.
Dr Marc Morris is a historian and broadcaster who specialises in the Middle Ages. His books include King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta, The Norman Conquest, and A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain.