Secrets of Great British Castles

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday 17 July

Leeds Castle

Season 2 Episode 4 of 6

Dan Jones explores the 900-year history of Leeds Castle in Kent, from its origins as a royal Saxon family's manor and Norman stronghold to the private property of six medieval queens, a Tudor palace, a Jacobean country house and a Georgian mansion. Its last owner, Lady Olive Baillie, made it a centre of lavish hospitality for leading politicians, international royalty and film stars. When she died in 1974, she bequeathed the castle and grounds to a specially created charitable trust so that future generations could enjoy her home

Secrets of Great British Castles airs on Sky History 2 at 9:00 PM, Wednesday 17 July.
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Dan Jones
Ciara Bresnihan
Fiona Fahy