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About the Tower of London Walk in London
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London is most famous for three things: the Crown Jewels, the Beefeaters, and the ravens. In addition, it is infamous as the prison that hosted such illustrious figures as Sir Thomas More and Sir Walter Raleigh and as the site of execution that witnessed the beheading of two of Henry VIII's wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. With a history that spans nearly 1,000 years there is much more than this to explore and discover.
We will begin with a walk outside the tower and consider the oldest part of the structure, which was built by William the Conqueror in the 1070s. We will think about the strategic advantages to its location by the River Thames on the edge of the wealthy City of London and its role as a reminder to Londoners of the power and military might of the king. On entering, we will discuss the architectural developments of the Tower of London as a castle and a royal residence in relation to the political and social pread more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: History
- Group: £65 per person
- Private: £260 per party
- additional costs what's this?
- Tower of London Tickets - £23.00
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