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  Tower of London -- Britain's Crown Jewels, British Historical and Travel Destination Site
To e-mail the creators of the Tower of London Virtual Tour, or any of our contributors please click to Creators and Contributors page where we are all listed.
Just as the real Tower of London was added to and enhanced over time, so has this tour, and we expect to continue to do so in the future.
The Tower of London Virtual Tour is not officially connected with the Tower of London in London England, and is not connected with the British Government in any way.
www.toweroflondontour.com   (430 words)

  
  Tower of London | Museum/Attraction Review | London | Frommers.com
The Tower is actually an intricately patterned compound of structures built throughout the ages for varying purposes, mostly as expressions of royal power.
The Tower, besides being a royal palace, a fortress, and a prison, was also an armory, a treasury, a menagerie, and, in 1675, an astronomical observatory.
According to a legend, the Tower of London will stand as long as those fl, ominous birds remain, so to be on the safe side, one of the wings of each raven is clipped.
www.frommers.com /destinations/london/A29871.html   (1084 words)

  
  London - Tower Hamlets: Tower of London (panoramic) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The Tower of London, a dominating landmark in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, beside the northern bank of the River Thames, is a complex of buildings built over the years (architecturally described as a palimpsest) set within outer defensive walls.
The Tower as forification became obsolete with the introduction of artillery and the moat was drained in 1830.
The Tower was founded in 1078 when William the Conqueror ordered the White Tower built inside the SE angle of the City walls, as much to protect the Normans from Londoners as for protection from outside invaders.
www.flickr.com /photos/wallyg/303819581   (1319 words)

  
 Tower of London - London, England - Great Buildings Online
The ultimate castle keep of the British Empire, in London by the Tower Bridge across the Thames river.
The Tower of London assumed its form as a 'concentric' castle, with successive lines of fortification, only after several reigns.
1250), which is, in its turn, enclosed by an outer bailey and wall with eight towers and an encircling moat (c.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Tower_of_London.html   (236 words)

  
 templateeliz
The Tower is surrounded by a moat on three sides and the Thames River on the fourth.
The inner fortifications, called the Ballium Wall, have 12 towers: the Bloody Tower, the Wakefield Tower, the Bell Tower, the Lanthorn Tower, the Salt Tower, the Broad Arrow Tower, the Constable Tower, the Martin Tower, the Brick Tower, the Bowyer Tower, the Flint Tower, the Devereux Tower, and the Beauchamp Tower.
The royal apartments at the Tower of London were used as guest rooms for visits by the court, but mostly the fortress was used as a state prison.
www.springfield.k12.il.us /schools/springfield/eliz/TowerofLondon.html   (865 words)

  
 Tower of London History
London was the largest town in England, a flourishing port and center of finance and commerce.
The Tower was built at the edge of the city next to the city wall that had been built by the Romans.
The wall was reinforced by nine new towers, the strongest at the corners (the Salt, Martin and Devereux).
www.our-trips.com /england/london/ltower/thistory.html   (2247 words)

  
  Tower of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tower of London is a landmark in central London—in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets—just outside the City of London.
The Tower is located at the eastern boundary of the City of London financial district, adjacent to the River Thames and Tower Bridge.
Between the river and the Tower is Tower Wharf, a freely accessible walkway with excellent views of the river, tower and bridge, together with HMS Belfast and London City Hall on the opposite bank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tower_of_London   (1927 words)

  
 Tower of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty's Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London, although the last ruler to reside in it as a palace was King James I (1566-1625).
A Royal Menagerie was established at the Tower in the 13th century, possibly as early as 1204 in the reign of King John, and possibly stocked with animals from an earlier menagerie started in 1125 by Henry I at his palace in Woodstock, near Oxford.
The new London Zoo was due to open in Regent's Park and, partly for commercial reasons and partly for animal welfare, the animals were moved to the zoo.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Tower_of_London   (883 words)

  
 CastleXplorer - The Tower of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Situated in the heart of London next to the River Thames, the Tower of London is one of the greatest medieval castles in England.
For the defeated however the Tower was the scene of murder and execution; victims included Henry VI in 1471, the young Edward V and his brother (the Princes in the Tower) in 1483 and George, Duke of Clarence in 1478.
The loss of the Tower, and London as a whole, was a crucial factor in the defeat of Charles I by Parliament.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /england/toweroflondon/toweroflondon_hist.php   (2082 words)

  
 Tower Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tower Hill is an elevated spot outside the Tower of London and just outside the limits of the City of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Belonging to one of the oldest parts of London, archeological evidence shows that there was a settling on the hill in the bronze age and much later a Roman village that was burnt down during the Boadicea uprising.
Women were generally executed within the confines of the Tower of London rather than on Tower Hill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tower_Hill,_London   (188 words)

  
 The Tower of London
The White Tower has changed surprisingly little from that time, but other buildings and towers have grown around it, so that there are now around 20 towers, and a mix of different buildings dating from different periods of history.
Tower Green outside the White Tower was reserved for Royal executions, while Tower Hill served as the public execution place for all the other traitors.
With all the blood, death and intrigue the Tower of London has been involved with in its 900-year history, there is little wonder that it has the reputation as one of the most haunted places in Britain.
www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk /hauntings/tower_london.html   (558 words)

  
 Tower of London famous london attraction crown jewels white tower
The Tower of London was a residence for the kings and queens of England as well as being a fortress.
Although the Tower of London is today seen as a visitor attraction, it is also a thriving community; about 150 people still live within its walls including the Yeoman Warders (or ‘Beefeaters’) and their families, the Tower Doctor and Chaplain, the Resident Governor and, of course, the famous Ravens.
The Army has been involved with the Tower of London ever since its creation and today the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who were founded in 1685 to protect the royal guns within the Tower, open their museum to the public.
www.studios92.com /guide/tower_of_london.htm   (2069 words)

  
 Tower of London - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
TOWER OF LONDON [Tower of London] ancient fortress in London, England, just east of the City and on the north bank of the Thames, covering about 13 acres (5.3 hectares).
The Tower is enclosed by a dry moat, within which are double castellated walls surrounding the central White Tower.
Struggles of a mother in Third World London; As French doctors who operate in war-torn countries now say the East End needs their aid, we investigate the poverty and pressures of life in Tower Hamlets.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/T/TowerLon.asp   (519 words)

  
 Tower of London - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This last use has led to the phrase "sent to the Tower" meaning "imprisoned." Elizabeth I was imprisoned for a time in the Tower during her sister Mary's reign; the last use of the Tower as a prison was during World War II, for Rudolf Hess.
In 1078 William the Conqueror ordered the White Tower to be built, as much to protect the Normans from the people of the City of London as to protect London from anyone else.
A Royal Menagerie was established at the Tower in the 13th century, possibly as early as 1204 in the reign of King John, and probably stocked with animals from an earlier menagerie started in 1125 by Henry I at his palace in Woodstock, near Oxford.
voyager.in /Tower_of_London   (1351 words)

  
 Tower of London, England - Picture - MSN Encarta
Tower of London, England - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Tower of London, located on the northern bank of the Thames River, was built in the 11th century.
The well-preserved Norman and medieval structures cover nearly 7 hectares (18 acres).
encarta.msn.com /media_461568600/Tower_of_London_England.html   (72 words)

  
 London/City of London - Wikitravel
The City of London [1], also known as "The City", or "The Square Mile" (after its approximate size), is the area of London that originally lay within the ancient city walls.
This part of Central London is not as big a tourist destination as the West End, Westminster or the South Bank, but is a must for anyone wishing to explore and understand London.
The City of London is not a London borough and has an ancient and unusual local governance, with rights and privilages greater than those of anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
wikitravel.org /en/London/City_of_London   (2790 words)

  
 Tower of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Just as Richard's reign had begun at the Tower of London, so did it end; on 1 October 1399 the King, condemned as a tyrant, renounced the crown in his chamber in the White Tower and Henry IV was proclaimed King the next day.
To protect the approaches to the Tower new loop-holes and gun emplacements were built and an enormous brick and stone bastion (destroyed by a bomb during the Second World War) constructed on the north side of the fortress.
However, the war brought the Tower of London back into use as a prison for the first time since the early 19th century and between 1914-16 eleven spies were held and subsequently executed in the Tower.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/United_Kingdom/England/england12.htm   (3587 words)

  
 Scary Places | Tower of London | England | Ghosts | History | Picture | Bloody | Henry VIII
The Tower of London is definitely on the top 10 list of scariest places on earth.
The Crown Princes, nine and 12, were taken to the tower for their protection, according to Richard.
I've been to the Tower of London several times and having been, one recurring nightmare, is one about Traitors Gate, a gate opening to the tower via the river, which leads directly to the prison inside.
www.kidzworld.com /article/913-scary-places-part-1-tower-of-london   (475 words)

  
 Tower Bridge Exhibition - Bridge history
As London grew, so more bridges were added, but these were all to the west of London Bridge, since the area east of London Bridge had become a busy port.
In the 19th century, the east end of London became so densely populated that public pressure mounted for a bridge to the east of London Bridge, as journeys for pedestrians and vehicles were being delayed literally by hours.
A London bus had to leap from one bascule to the other when the Bridge began to rise with the bus still on it.
www.towerbridge.org.uk /TowerBridge/English/BridgeHistory   (752 words)

  
 Tower of London
The Tower of London, located next to Tower Bridge on the banks of the Thames, is a location containing much history.
The Tower is famous and infamous for many things among them are the Crown Jewels and the beheading of two of Henry the VIII's six wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
The Wakefield Tower was built between 1220 and 1240 during the reign of Henry III (1216 - 1272).
www.ciaops.com /london/tower.htm   (1012 words)

  
 Tower of London
The Tower of London has a long and often bloody past, making this fortress one of the most famous medieval structures in the world.
The tower was improved throughout successive centuries to extend the towers and build walkways.
The famous Crown Jewels are housed in the Tower of London.
www.medieval-castles.net /english/tower_of_london.htm   (116 words)

  
 The Tower of London
The Tower of London was originally built by a British King known as William the Conqueror following an important battle, The Battle of Hastings, in the year 1066.
The tower has been built and rebuilt many times since then, but many of the earlier buildings — like the palace of Henry I (I is a Roman numeral that means "one." When placed after a king's name, it signifies or means he is called Henry the First) — are completely gone now.
Many people are surprised when they visit the tower to discover that the it is actually a complex of buildings arranged in a square around a center courtyard area known as the green.
www.thehumorwriter.com /Kids_Corner_--_Original_Storie/The_Tower_of_London/the_tower_of_london.html   (750 words)

  
 BT Tower, London
The height of the tower was dictated by the need to broadcast signals over the Chiltern hills which form the north rim of the London basin.
Ascending the height of the tower in 20 seconds at 7 metres per second, the new elevators (which were installed in 2000) are amongst the fastest in Europe.
The BT Tower (formerly Post Office Tower) was London's second tallest structure until the completion of One Canada Square in 1991.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu/?id=bttower-london-unitedkingdom   (767 words)

  
 Tower of London - Tower of London - Icons of England
Tower of London - Tower of London - Icons of England
Given its bloody history, it is not surprising that the Tower has a reputation as one of the most haunted places in England.
Meet the Tower's most famous residents, the ominous ravens; read the story of the Crown Jewels - and then, of course, there are all those grisly executions...
www.icons.org.uk /theicons/collection/tower-of-london   (258 words)

  
 London Tower Bridge Apartments, London, Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Apartments are beautifully appointed with Bulthaup kitchens and high quality marble bathrooms.
Only ten minutes' walk from the Tower of London and within walking distance of the City of London's 'Square Mile', this is a superb location.
Tower Bridge Apartments can be booked in exactly the same way as a hotel: simply complete and submit the secure online booking form.
www.central-london-apartments.com /tower_bridge_apartments.htm   (765 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Tower of London has woman guard
LONDON — The Tower of London, one of Britain's most important landmarks and popular tourist attractions, has appointed a female guard for the first time in the 500-year history of the force.
As much a part of the Tower as the Crown Jewels, ravens and suits of armor, the Yeoman Warders — known colloquially as Beefeaters because of the rations of meat they were given during medieval times — have patrolled the parapets and passages of the royal fortress on the banks of the Thames since 1485.
They are also responsible for the Tower's ravens —; six coal-fl birds which, according to legend, must always reside in the fortress to ensure the future of the Kingdom of England.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003508530_beefeater04.html   (349 words)

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