Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles and Forts
KFK Castles & Forts takes you on an incredible journey through history. From the first Iron Age hill forts, travel to some of the world's greatest fortresses and castles. Find out more about Fort Ticonderoga and the part it played in the Revolutionary War; discover the secrets of Masada, King Herod's Judean fortress; visit Chateau Gaillard, and a medieval French castle under siege; marvel at the architecture of Japan's Himeji Castle; and learn about one of the most famous crusader castles, Syria's Krak des Chevaliers - home of the medieval Knights Hospitallers.
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