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Secrets of Great British Castles

Duration: 60 min

Lancaster Castle has witnessed scenes of historical, cultural and political significance throughout the centuries, including incidents of religious persecution, the trials of the Lancashire Witches and 200 public executions. Owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, it was a state prison until 2011 and is still a working crown court. Dan Jones explores its turbulent history and meets Wendy Robinson, a retired prosecutor from Australia, whose ancestors were sentenced to death at Lancaster Crown Court in 1817 for stealing sheep

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