Time Pieces History: S2, E7: The New Castle


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 siteThe castle keep, newcastle upon tyne
  • 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.

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