Dan Jones is in the southeast of the country, at an idyllic castle owned once by six medieval Queens and an American heiress: Leeds Castle. Included: exploring why is nicknamed "Ladies Castle"; and its origins as a royal Saxon family manor and Norman stronghold to an elegant 20th-century retreat for the rich and famous.
Dan Jones is in the heart of Wales, exploring a stronghold that was built not just as an impenetrable fortress but also as a lavish fairy tale home: Cardiff Castle. Included: its history that spans over 2000 years; how the Bute family brought power and prosperity to Cardiff; and sheltering people during WW2.
Dan Jones visits the most besieged castle in Scotland: Edinburgh Castle. Included: how Edinburgh's iconic stronghold has shaped Scottish history; weathering numerous battles and sieges; how it served as a secure jail for prisoners of war and was a target for the world's first aerial bombing; and the 1440 double murder in David's Tower.