Castles have always been romanticised, especially in Britain. They have been incorporated into folklore, witnessed bloody battles, played host to the great and the good, and been kept alive in the imagination by the world's great writers and artists. Always spectacular, it has often been their power to inspire that has made them such special places. And the role of the castle, like the stone from which they are built, has endured for centuries - evolving from weapon of conquest to fuel for the imagination. From William the Conqueror to Queen Victoria, this series traces the story of Britain’s castles and their unique role in history, art and literature, offering an intriguing insight into these buildings and their place in the UK's culture and psyche.