Tower of London

24 Jun

Another very touristy post for today! 🙂 British & particularly English history has always been of interest to me – and one of the more fascinating remnants of that history is of course the Tower of London! It was first built in 1080 by Willam the Conquerer and later added to by successive monarchs. After a massive lunch of yummy burgers & milkshakes, we headed off to the Tower where we saw the Crown Jewels, the spot where Queen Anne Boleyn and Queen Catherine Howard were beheaded and the chapel where they are buried, the armour of King Henry VIII and various other kings, Traitors Gate and the tower where traitors where imprisoned! All so interesting and amazing to see! 🙂

I would definitely recommend anyone visiting London to check it out – the Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) tours are full of stories of intrigue, imprisonment, murder plots etc .. So fascinating, and totally bring the place to life! 🙂

‘Gentle visitor pause awhile : where you stand death cut away the light of many days : here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life : may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage : under there restless skies’.

♥B xoxo

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One Response to “Tower of London”

  1. Oliver June 28, 2011 at 10:02 #

    i’ve been there! (tower) 🙂 Your photos are really good!

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