Stafford Castle was first constructed as a wooden Norman fortress in 1100. In the 14th century, it was rebuilt in stone and a keep was added, an early example of how fortresses became residential castles. The castle is located in Staffordshire, in England's West Midlands. Stafford fell into a nearly destroyed state before being extensively renovated beginning in the 1970's. This drone video from AS Aerial Cinematics gives us an aerial perspective into the keep’s walls and into the region’s rich history.