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How did Elizabeth enter the Tower of London?

traitors gate tower of londonOn Palm Sunday, 18 March 1554, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I of England, sister of Queen Mary of England, and daughter of Henry VIII, was taken to the Tower of London to be imprisoned pending her interrogation over her knowledge of the Wyatt Rebellion. It was the most dangerous time of her life, [more…]

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What does the Constable of the Tower of London do?

Tower of London: fortress, palace, prison, armoury, mint, and much more (Photo by by pikous CC-BY-2.0)google sniper A new Constable of the Tower of London is appointed today. But what exactly does the Constable do? The Tower of London was founded by William the Conqueror in the 1080s. The castle is strategically sited on the Thames on the eastern approach to London and near London Bridge, for centuries the lowest [more…]

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