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  Yeomen Warders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London.
The Yeomen Warders are often incorrectly referred to as Yeomen of the Guard, which is actually a distinct corps of Royal Bodyguards.
The warders themselves often comment that the "real beefeaters" at the Tower of London are the ravens, which receive a daily ration of beef.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Yeoman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Yeomen are also noted as providing guarded escorts to deliveries of victuals and supplies (as well not only fighting as an elite archer but as a guard to the baggage train as well a protector of the nobility and royalty) to the expeditions of the Hundred Years War.
Yeomen, whether working for a lord, king, shire, knight, district or parish are noted for their civic duties as localized or municipal police forces raised by or led by the gentry.
Yeomen of the Guard were established in 1485 AD after the Battle of Bosworth Field and were officially chartered by King Henry VII for their loyal service during the war.
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 The Monarchy Today > Ceremonies and pageantry > Royal pageantry > Yeomen Warders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Yeomen Warders are the colourfully-dressed bodyguards on duty at the Tower of London.
After locking the gates, the Chief Yeoman Warder is challenged by a sentry bringing his rifle into the on guard position, who allows him to pass after recognising the Chief Warder as the bearer of Queen Elizabeth's keys by saying 'Pass, Queen Elizabeth's keys, and all's well'.
The uniforms of Yeomen Warders are almost identical to those of the Yeomen of the Guard, but the Yeomen of the Guard can be distinguished by their cross belts.
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 The Monarchy Today > Ceremonies & Pageantry > Yeomen of the Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Yeomen of the Guard on duty at one of the Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace.
The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the oldest of the Royal bodyguards and the oldest military corps in existence in Britain.
Yeomen of the Guard are not the same as the Yeomen Warders who guard the Tower of London - although their uniforms are almost identical.
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 YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - LoveToKnow Article on YEOMEN OF THE GUARD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The first official recorded appearance of the kings bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard was at the coronation.
The corps was originally officered by a captain (a post long associated with that of vice-chamberlain), an ensign (or standard-bearer), a clerk of the cheque (or chequer roll, his duty being to keep the roll of every one connected with the household), besides petty officers, captains, sergeants or ushers.
reorganized the Guard and gave it a fixed establishment of 100 yeomen, officered by a captain, a lieutenant, an ensign, a clerk of the cheque and four corporals, which is the present organization and strength.
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 Yeoman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Compare Yeomen of the Guard and Yeomen Warders.
A Gilbert and Sullivan operetta was entitled Yeomen of the Guard.
In the British Army during World War 1, the Territorial cavalry regiments were designated Yeomanry (for example, 'The 1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry Regiment') though as the war progressed many regiments fought as dismounted infantry.
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 Yeomen Warders - TheBestLinks.com - Gilbert and Sullivan, Tower of London, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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All warders are retired from the British armed forces and must have at least 22 years of service with good conduct, at the rank of Sergeant Major or above.
Gilbert and Sullivan shared this confusion by naming their operetta The Yeomen of the Guard when it appears to be about Yeomen Warders.
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 Yeomen of the Guard: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
For the Gilbert and Sullivan (Gilbert and Sullivan: The music of Gilbert and Sullivan) operetta, see The Yeomen of the Guard (The Yeomen of the Guard: the yeomen of the guard is the most serious of gilbert and sullivans operettas....
However, the role of the Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard is a political appointment - the Captain is always the government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords (House of Lords: The upper house of the British parliament).
The dress worn by the Yeomen of the Guard is in its most striking characteristics the same as it was in Tudor (Tudor: An English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)) times.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/yeomen_of_the_guard   (437 words)

  
 The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard
Yeomen of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard are not Beefeaters.
The Tower Warders were authorised by Edward VI to wear State Dress in 1552 after the Duke of Somerset, the Protector, was imprisoned in the Tower and received humane treatment by his gaolers.
Yeomen of The Guard received 8d a day as long as they were employed at sea.
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 TOOT - The Queens Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard should not be confused with the Yeomen Warders who are permanently employed as custodians of the Tower of London, a duty they have carried out for many centuries.
The Tudor uniform of the Queen's Body Guard and the Yeomen Warders state dress are practically identical, the only apparent difference is a crossbelt which is worn by the Queen's Body Guard and was used centuries ago to support a weapon called a Harquebus.
The Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard featured prominently at the "Laying in State" of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the ex-Life Guard contingent were especially well represented.
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I was born in the old keep, and I've grown grey in it, and, please God, I shall die and be buried in it; and there's not a stone in its walls that is not as dear tome as my right hand.
YEOMEN [optional] Leonard Meryll, Leonard Meryll Saved his honour and his head.
YEOMEN From morn to afternoon-- From afternoon to 'lev'n at night She shall not quit thy side!
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 Yeomen Warders - Yeomen Warders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace with Fortress an Tower of London, popularly known for an Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of an Tower of London.
The Yeomen Warders are often incorrectly referred to for Yeomen of an Guard, which is actually the distinct corps of Royal Bodyguards.
The warders themselves often comment that an "real beefeaters" at an Tower of London are an ravens, which receive the daily ration of beef.
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 Kids' Zone > ABC of the Monarchy > Y
Yeomen of the Guard are the oldest group of Royal bodyguards.
In the past their job was to protect the king or queen wherever they went - they even checked royal food to make sure there was no poison in it.
Yeomen Warders have a similar uniform but they guard the Tower of London.
www.royalinsight.gov.uk /textonly/page299.asp   (87 words)

  
 YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - Online Information article about YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
CORPS (pronounced as in French, from which it is taken, being a late spelling of tors, from Lat.
belt which used to hold the harquebus, and being so much more before the public in their daily duty as warders of the Tower, they are often thought erroneously to be Yeomen of the Guard.
Colonel Sir Reginald Hennell, D.S.O., Lieutenant of the Yeomen of the Guard (1904).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /YAK_ZYM/YEOMEN_OF_THE_GUARD.html   (3106 words)

  
 Yeomen of the Guard --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
(or Beefeaters), members of the traditional bodyguard of the British sovereign; first appointed by Henry VII in 1485, originally archers; warders of the Tower of London were named Yeomen Extraordinary of the Guard in reign of Edward VI and wear same uniform as Yeomen of the Guard.
They should not be confused with the yeomen warders of the Tower of London, often called “Beefeaters,” who, like the Yeomen of the Guard, wear Tudor costume.
Originally, the Yeomen of the Guard were responsible for the king's safety on...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9340956?tocId=9340956   (803 words)

  
 I-resign.com - Articles & Opinion - How to become a Beefeater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
However, ‘beefeater’ is also the nickname for a Yeoman of the Guard, a warder at the ancient Tower of London, the royal citadel built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.
In addition to their extraordinary red and gold uniforms, the Tower’s Yeomen Warders were awarded the privilege of an extra-large ration of beef, which contributed to their legendary size and strength.
That is the pleasure of being a warder, along with being the centre of attention for the hundreds of thousands of international tourists who visit the Tower every year.
www.i-resign.com /uk/workinglife/viewarticle_40.asp   (957 words)

  
 yz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Yeoman Warder : One of the guardians of the Tower of London.
Yeomen Warders have apparently existed since the 11
A Yeoman Warder is popularly nicknamed a Beefeater.
www.etab.ac-caen.fr /discip/anglais/documents/america2/yz.htm   (44 words)

  
 The Goodies: Tower of London Episode Trivia - TV.com
Beefeaters, AKA The Yeomen of the Guard, are the royal bodyguard employed on state occasions.
Originally known as Beefeaters because of their magnificent physiques, they were founded by Henry VII for his coronation in 1485, and wear a scarlet uniform said to symbolise the dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon.
They are now a purely ceremonial force that includes the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London.
www.tv.com /tower-of-london/episode/196286/trivia.html   (123 words)

  
 1991 - The Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
She has fallen in love with Colonel Fairfax, a prisoner due to be wrongly beheaded this very day for "sorcery." The yeomen, warders of the Tower, now enter with some townspeople and sing of their past deeds of valour (Tower Warders under Orders).
He explains that her brother Leonard is to join the Tower warders and may come with a reprieve for Fairfax.
While the solemn preparations are being made and the townsfolk assemble, "Leonard" and two yeomen are sent to fetch the prisoner.
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 Burrough, Norman, A Traditional English Family Company
The commissioned officers of the Yeomen of the Guard wear a sash across their colourful Elizabethan costumes and carry weapons that date back to the Tudor period.
An appointment to the Yeomen of the Guard is honourary.
Years ago the "Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London," non-commissioned officers from Great Britain's armed forces, were nicknamed "Beefeaters," although it is somewhat difficult to establish the exact origin of this nickname.
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 Royal Insight > April 2005 > Mailbox > Page 4
I hadn't realised that the Yeoman Warders were separate from the Queen's Bodyguards, although they both wear the same uniform.
One of the oldest corps in the world still carrying out the duties for which they were created, the Yeomen Warders are responsible for guarding the Tower of London.
Their full title is Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, Members of the Yeomen of the Guard Extraordinary.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Tower of London
The tower is manned by the Yeomen Warders, who act as tour guides, provide discreet security and are something of a tourist attraction in their own right.
Every evening, the warders participate in the Ceremony of the Keys, as the Tower is secured for the night.
In deference to an ancient legend, a number of ravens are fed at the Tower at government expense; so long as the ravens remain at the Tower, England is safe from invasion.
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 Yeomen Glossary
This is not actually the weapon used by the Tower Warders which was a partisan, a pike with an 18 inch long blade.
- Gilbert is guilty of some inaccuracies when he used these terms interchangeably, The Yeomen of the Guard were established by Henry VII in 1485 to serve as the Sovereign's personal bodyguard.
The Yeomen Warders were set up in 1548 as guards (and now also serve as tour guides) of the tower.
www.cedar-view.co.uk /saods/yeomanglossary.htm   (964 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD or The Merryman and His Maid Book by W.S. Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN First produced at the Savoy Theatre in London, England, on October 3, 1888.
Enter people excitedly, followed by YEOMEN of the Guard with SERGEANT MERYLL at rear.
CROWD YEOMEN Tower warders, This the autumn of our life Under orders, Gallant pikemen, Valiant sworders Brave in bearing, This the evening of our day; Foemen scaring, In their bygone days of daring!
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 Tower of London Tour: The Yeoman Warders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
They are usually seen at the Tower in the blue undress uniform granted to them by Queen Victoria in 1858.
The Yeomen Warders, also known as the beefeaters, are armed with a haberd or pike known as a partisan.
The Chief Warder carries a staff surmounted by a silver model of the White Tower, while his second-in-command, the Yeoman Gaoler, possesses a ceremonial axe.
www.toweroflondontour.com /yeoman.html   (233 words)

  
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Although the majority of the complex is inaccessible in the extreme, there is still a lot to see and a lot of atmosphere to soak up.
The Warders and the Yeomen are very helpful, so ask them to assist where practical.
There is quite a lot to see on the 1st floor, if you don't want to do the whole tour ask a warder and they will let you take a detour that covers this floor only, then goes down 43 spiral steps and up 17 steps to exit.
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 TRF Beefeaters- "To Beef, or Not to Beef"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Guarding, patrolling, and monitoring the Texas Renaissance Festival gates is a bold, brash, and boisterous band of characters.
Distinguished by their red tunics, stockings, and ruffled hats they are descended from two different elite corps of renaissance England - The Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London and The Yeomen Guard of the Sovereign.
Beefeaters act as personal warders for the royalty, guard the treasury, and most important, keep watch over the queen's bedchambers.
www.trfbeefeaters.com /content/2beef.htm   (520 words)

  
 London: Tower of London - Photo - A Yeoman Warder on Worldisround
Towers in City of London picture - Yeomen Warders are also popularly known as Beefeaters.
The Yeomen of the Guard were formed in the 15th century to guard the Tower of London.
Yeomen Warders are also popularly known as Beefeaters.
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