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Tower of London


  • Type: Castle
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure


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8 Bollards (On Pavement Outside Main Entrance To Tower Of London) Bollard
Chapel Of St Peter Ad Vincula
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HM Tower of London Liberty Boundary Markers in Tower Hamlets
K6 Telephone Kiosk Outside Gateway Of Byward Tower
Outer Curtain Wall With Casements and Mural Towers
Revetment Wall To West And North Side Of Moat, From Outwork Attached To Middle Tower (Qv) To Tower Hill Postern
The Middle Tower

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1078/00/00 William the Conqueror Sovereign Construction begins on the White Tower, the stone keep that still dominates the castle today, for William the Conqueror.
1478/02/18 George Plantagenet Died George Plantagenet is executed at age 28 in the Bowyer Tower, maybe, of the White Tower in London, England. George Plantagenet may have been drowned in a butt (a vat that is the size two hogsheads) of Malmsey wine.
1539/09/00 Margaret Plantagenet Pole Confinement Suspect of Henry VIII's new doctrines of faith, Margaret Pole is imprisoned at the White Tower at London, England.
1541/05/27 Margaret Plantagenet Pole Died Margaret Plantagenet Pole is executed at age 67 in the precincts of the White Tower, London, England. Mrs Pole's execution was performed by "a wretched and blundering youth who hacked her head and shoulders to pieces in the most pitiful manner".
1666/09/02 Samuel Pepys Author After being woken by his maid who tells us of a great fire they saw in the City, Pepys dresses and goes to the Tower of London: and there got up upon one of the high places ... and there I did see the houses at the end of the London bridge all on fire. The Diary of Samuel Pepys Great Fire of London
1856/09/21 Truman O Angell Visitor Truman O Angell explores the Tower of London, but had no comments Truman O Angell's Tour of British Isles

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Particulars for Tower of London:
Building Type Castle
Ceremony Changing of the Guard
Royal Attribute Crown Jewels
Category for Historic Use Defense
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Military
Cultural Affiliation Normans
Sight Category Structure



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