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The Medieval Castle

The medieval castle - a video from the Futurelearn course Lancaster Castle and Northern English History - the view from the stronghold

In this short video you’ll explore the foundation of the castle and its development throughout the medieval period.

The video covers the period from the Norman Conquest to the fifteenth century. It is presented by Fiona Edmonds, and also features Dr Colin Penny, Museum Manager at Lancaster Castle.

As you watch, you may find it helpful to consider these questions:

  • What circumstances led to the construction of a castle on this strategic site?
  • What were the castle’s main roles during the medieval period?
  • What connections can be drawn between political developments and the castle buildings?

As usual, our learners are encouraged to share their thoughts with others by posting a comment.

Hopefully you will have a better understanding of the new tagging feature in this course now. In this week try to re-use tags which relate to an interesting theme, to help others focus down on themes – #sociallearning #commentdiscovery

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Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: The View from the Stronghold

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