Behind the gates of the world's most impressive castles, manor houses and mansions are secrets waiting to be revealed.
On a rocky outcrop in central Germany stands the forbidding ruin of a monstrous castle where a scientist conducted a series of sinister experiments that inspired a literary masterpiece. Hidden within one of England's most famous country manors is the story of long buried Egyptian treasure and the deadly curse unlocked by its discovery. And half a mile from the coast of France is the tiny island of Sainte-Marguerite, home to the forbidding Fort Royal, where a mysterious masked prisoner was locked up for decades, his identity hidden from the world.
A magnificent French chateau plays host to one of the most beloved and well-known romances ever told; a windswept Scottish castle is the setting for a madcap scientist's daring experiment; and a desperate manhunt leads to a close encounter at a grandiose Southern mansion.
Castles tell tales of an exiled prince, a murdered monarch, and a doomed lover.
A haunting tale of jealousy and murder plays out in an enchanting French castle; a brazen act of treachery leads to bloody revenge at an ominous Italian fort; and an English castle provides the inspiration for one of the most legendary heroes of all time.
A commanding English palace is the setting for a royal tale of uncontrollable lust and limitless power; an ornate New York arsenal falls victim to a menacing curse; and a stunningly advanced machine makes its debut at a breathtaking Austrian palace.
A beloved king betrayed by brother, a doomed painter, and a secretive butler.
Located in the Alsace region of France, Hohenburg Abbey provides a breathtaking setting for a mystifying robbery that leads to a stunning discovery. From the imposing Thoresby Hall in central England comes a salacious tale of bigamy that shocked the aristocracy and brought down a duchess. The opulent Seelye Mansion in Kansas was home to a huckster who captivated the nation with a seemingly-miraculous potion.
Grand castles tell tales of William Wallace, Casanova, and a cosmic crime.
Castles tell stories of Queen Victoria, Charles Lindbergh, and a poisonous plot.
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