For generations, a series of supernatural events have plagued the aristocratic owners of England's Cromer Hall -- inspiring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write one of his most famous works, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Along the banks of the Hudson River, just north of New York City, the white stone mansion of Lyndhurst was the country retreat of the unscrupulous Wall Street baron, Jay Gould, who got a taste of his own medicine when he fell victim to a brazen act of fraud. High on a hilltop in central Germany, Colditz Castle once served as a prisoner of war camp, and during World War 2, it became the site of the one of the most daring escape attempts on record.
Visit a giant fortress in Scotland where a 15th-century power struggle climaxed, explore an Italian villa that housed a mysterious manuscript, and tour an upstate New York mansion that belonged to one of Abraham Lincoln's closest advisors.
7am | 6c
The Diamond Necklace Affair, Topless Duel, Abseiling Escape
9am | 8c
Fall of The Knights Templar, Resurrecting Sherlock, Weeping Stones Curse
10am | 9c
Good King Wenceslas, Prison Painter, Butler's Secret
11am | 10c
The Brothers Grimm, Savior of Fort Jefferson, Missing Head of State
12pm | 11c
Betrayal of William Wallace, Casanova's Greatest Love, Astronomical Whodunnit
1pm | 12c
Queen Victoria Assassination Attempt, Lucky Lindy, Affair of the Poisons
A German castle provides unlikely refuge for one of Christianity’s most controversial figures; a palatial British estate is the site of a bewitching tale of murders; and a secret romance that threatened the monarchy envelops the owner of a stunning French chateau.