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Secrets of Great British Castles

Duration: 60 min

Arundel Castle, in West Sussex, has been the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over 850 years, with its fortunes rising and falling with those of the Howard family. A particularly low point occured when Thomas Howard, the fourth Duke of Norfolk, was executed by Elizabeth I for allegedly plotting to marry her rival Mary Queen of Scots. Dan Jones meets a weapons expert, who shows him how Richard FitzAlan, the third Earl of Arundel, would have fought in the 100 Years War. He also meets a social historian, who gives an insight into how Arundel would have prepared for Queen Victoria's visit in 1846

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