This DVD features nearly three thousand years of history from the earliest hill and promontory forts to the great castles at Peel and Castletown.
Presenter Charles Guard visits many of these sites and bringing together the latest research, paints a fascinating picture of the turbulent life and times of those who built and lived in these remarkable structures. Using computer graphics, animations and stunning aerial photography, Charles shows the sites as they have never been seen before and recreates some of the grander ones to give us an idea of what they might have looked like many centuries ago.
We see Peel Cathedral clothed in its original white render, and tapestries come to life, canons are fired, and Castletown burns as 13th century French pirates invade. Characters from Manx history are brought to life, and the daily routine of the castles as residences, prisons, courts and centres of power is explored