Monday, 23 November 2015

Tower of London

The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power.

The Tower of London is an internationally famous monument and one of England’s most iconic structures. The Tower of London was built as a demonstration and symbol of Norman power.

The first foundations were laid in 1078 and the castle has been constantly improved and extended. The addition of other smaller towers, extra buildings, walls and walkways, gradually transformed the original building into the splendid example of castle, fortress, prison, palace and finally museum that we enjoy today.

This was where two kings and three queens met their death and countless others were imprisoned. Come here to see the colourful Yeoman Warders (or Beefeaters), the spectacular Crown Jewels, the soothsaying ravens and armour fit for a very large king.

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