ANCIENT MYSTERIES: LEGENDS AND EMPIRES is an objective and illuminating look at some of mankind's most enduring mysteries. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, this award-winning series from HISTORY travels the world to explore and recreate the enigmas that continue to defy science and spark our imagination. This collection focuses on the myths, legends and the amazing lost civilisations of our collective history that are constant sources of inspiration for fantasy literature and movies - exposing what is known, what is imagined and what is pure speculation and myth.
Dan Cruickshank looks at the extravagant 19th-century castles and palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, believing them to be the work of an architectural genius ahead of his time.
Ludwig II of Bavaria, more commonly known by his nicknames the Swan King or the Dream King, is a legendary figure - the handsome boy-king, loved by his people, betrayed by his cabinet and found dead in tragic and mysterious circumstances.
Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six of Britain’s most famous castles: Dover, the Tower of London, Warwick, Caernarfon and Stirling. Behind the walls of these celebrated strongholds are stories of intrigue, drama, romance, rebellion, and murder. Dan Jones recounts some of the many classic tales from 1000 years of British history, featuring a stellar cast of kings, queens, rogues, rebels, victims and villains.