Chateau Gaillard, also known as the New Castle of the Rock

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Chateau Gaillard, also known as the New Castle of the Rock. Built by King Richard I to defend his Norman lands from King Philip Augustus of France. It sits above the Seine and was lost to the French during the reign of King John and was pulled down during the reign of King Henri IV who feared it would be used as a base for rebellion. From Look and Learn 1026 (7 November 1981).

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