The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 13

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 13

Bruno has started loading the tile kiln in readiness for the firing. And did you know that the design of our castle has its roots in a dispute with the English? The master-mason reveals all!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 12

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 12

At the tilers', Yohann discovers the secrets to making a clay roof tile. In the forest, Constantin reveals the origins of some common expressions.

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 11

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 11

Yohann gives us exclusive images from inside the tile kiln. On the banks of the millpond, we discover that medieval master-builders didn't like too much fish on the menu!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 10

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 10

At the smelting furnace things haven't gone quite as planned... And in the forest Yohann wants to know how to build a stone wall. Constantin has the answer!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 9

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 9

It's the big day! The blacksmiths will attempt to extract steel from the iron ore. Will the experiment suceed? And do you know why so many French place names begin with "Plessis" or "la Motte"? The master-mason will reveal all!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 8

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 8

The blacksmiths are getting ready for the big day! Rendezvous at the forge for the preheating of the furnace...And Yohann goes clothes shopping at Constantin's Kiosk!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 7

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 7

In preparation for the smelting, Yohann and Dimitri fire-crack the iron ore. Yohann finds himself in a new chamber and the master-mason explains why a pigeon's home is his castle...

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 6

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 6

This week, the blacksmiths begin their attempt to turn stone into metal. Yohann sets out to discover what French masons do with a "grasshopper". Constantin, as always, has the answer!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 5

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 5

In this final installment from the lime kiln, Yohann and Fabrice slake quicklime to produce lime putty. True or false: a castle was always fitted with a drawbridge? The master-mason provides the answer...whilst operating the treadwheel winch. And the subject of the next 5 episodes is revealed!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 4

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 4

At the lime kiln, Yohann and Fabrice are breaking open the kiln to finally reveal the quicklime inside. But will the firing have been a success? Yohann is searching for the right tool to pierce a peghole. Once again, Constantin comes to the rescue!

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 3

The Fires of Guédelon: EPISODE 3

At the lime kiln, Yohan and Baptiste are feeling the heat. In a secret location in the castle, Yohann investigates the difference between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Florian Renucci, master-mason, provides the answer.

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