IMG_5992-IMG_5996 Begun in 1075-9, William the Conqueror's stone tower was so impressive that the castle is still called the Tower today. He built the fortress on the river in...
Begun in 1075-9, William the Conqueror's stone tower was so impressive that the castle is still called the Tower today. He built the fortress on the river in…
IMG_6178-IMG_6184 By 1281 Edward I had swept aside his father Henry III's moat and entrance and replaced them with new, more sophisticated versions. He ringed Henry lll‘s outer...
By 1281 Edward I had swept aside his father Henry III's moat and entrance and replaced them with new, more sophisticated versions. He ringed Henry lll‘s outer…
IMG_6170-IMG_6174 By 1281 Edward I had completed the Tower's formidable new land entrance. Two huge stone gate towers and a semi-circular barbican (now demolished) were linked by...
By 1281 Edward I had completed the Tower's formidable new land entrance. Two huge stone gate towers and a semi-circular barbican (now demolished) were linked by…
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IMG_6192 The white tower.
The white tower.
IMG_6191 The white tower built by William the Conqueror still dominates the Thames river.
The white tower built by William the Conqueror still dominates the Thames river.
IMG_6175 The 13th century main entrance to the tower, built by Edward I in 1281. The area below is now used as a bowling green by the Yeoman Warders; the moat was filled...
The 13th century main entrance to the tower, built by Edward I in 1281. The area below is now used as a bowling green by the Yeoman Warders; the moat was filled…
IMG_6176 Main gate.
Main gate.
IMG_5988 The defensive walls with Tower Bridge in the background.
The defensive walls with Tower Bridge in the background.
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IMG_6015 Yeoman of the guard.
Yeoman of the guard.
IMG_6065 Yeoman of the guard.
Yeoman of the guard.
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IMG_6006 Main gate.
Main gate.
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IMG_6010 Traitors' gate. Many prisoners accused of treason are thought to have entered the castle through the gates of St Thomas's Tower, better known as Traitors’ Gate....
Traitors' gate. Many prisoners accused of treason are thought to have entered the castle through the gates of St Thomas's Tower, better known as Traitors’ Gate.…

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