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Since it was built by Henry II in 1180, Dover Castle has towered over Kent's iconic White Cliffs defending our shores. The truth, however, is, that the castle was initially built as a calling card for the newly formed British nation rather than a defensive fort. For 12th Century standards, the castle was a grand extravagance, furnished with opulent tapestries and fittings.moreless
The Secret of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is the nation's most famous monument. For centuries, its age and purpose have been subject to speculation, excavation and fantasy. But over the last six years, a huge new team of archaeologists have been digging not just the monument but the entire prehistoric landscape that focuses on Stonehenge, to reveal the truth about this near-mythical place and crack its secrets.
Special edition of the archaeological series to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne. By the end of his reign, Henry had no fewer than 55 buildings to his name, many of which he had designed, built or renovated himself. Tony Robinson and the team revisit some of his greatest works and delve into the personal life of the notorious monarchmoreless