- Castles in Britain, 1066–1500
- Yorkshire Museum
- Sunday 21 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.