Castle Secrets and Legends
Behind the gates of the world's most impressive castles, manor houses and mansions, many secrets are waiting to be revealed. Marvel at these amazing structures in all their glory and hear of the remarkable, mysterious and bizarre tales tied to the rich and powerful who once resided there. From a German castle where a real life Dr. Frankenstein tried to breathe life into the dead to the magnificent Highclere Castle, now the setting for Downton Abbey but once the home of an English Lord who was cursed after unearthing King Tut's tomb. From the supernatural events that plagued the aristocratic owners of England's Cromer Hall providing the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write one of his most famous works, The Hound of the Baskervilles, to the outskirts of Rome, inside the 16th century Villa Mondragone, where a Polish antiquarian named Wilfred Voynich discovered a mysterious manuscript in 1912 that has mystified both linguists and code-breakers for more than a 100 years. Castle Secrets and Legends will captivate and amaze.