Take a stroll around Scotland and you'll find a dazzling array of fortifications, from Iron Age brochs and medieval castles to modern fortresses bristling with cannons - sometimes all within sight of each other! This talk introduces all the main types of fortified sites in Scotland and shares plenty of examples for you to explore once it's over. More than a mere survey of sites, Towers of Power emphasises the factors that led to these amazing structures' rise, evolution, and fall, and why they still matter to us today. David C. Weinczok is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a features writer for magazines including The Scots Magazine and History Today, and he presents short historical documentaries available online. He is a regular expert contributor on BBC Radio Scotland and is the author of the upcoming book The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers. David has visited over 400 castles and fortifications in Scotland, and often shares these visits with the public through live video streaming as 'The Castle Hunter'.
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