Archive for February 18, 2016

Tower of London (1)

Posted: February 18, 2016 in History, London, Medieval History, UK
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Tower of London with the modern city skyline in the background

Tower of London with the modern city skyline in the background

 

The Tower of London lies at the eastern end of the medieval walled city. Its foundation dates from 1066, shortly after King William arrived as the conqueror in London. However the earliest remaining part of the Tower today is the White Tower, which now forms the central keep, which he began in 1078.

The White Tower

The White Tower

 

The White Tower

The White Tower

The Tower has served over the years as a royal palace, prison, treasury and mint, armoury, public records office and the site of London’s first zoo – all of which I shall be looking at in future posts.

Map of the Tower as it is today

Map of the Tower as it is today

 

The outer wall and moat

The outer wall and moat