How Newcastle upon Tyne got its name; the history of the castle & the story of Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror.
What You’ll Hear
- 1:24: The earliest structure on the Castle site
- 2:05: William the Conqueror strengthens his hold
- 2:52: Rebellions & sieges
- 3:46: The stone castle & the Black Gate
- 4:50: Robert Curthose
Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog I wrote for my Time Pieces History Project about the Castle Keep. You can find out more about the Newcastle Castle here.