Tower of London (11): Salt Tower

The Salt Tower was built around 1230 as part of Henry III’s curtain wall. It has an upper chamber which has been used as accommodation for prisoners. The most famous of these was John Balliol, King of Scots from 1296-1299. It has a display of prisoner graffiti.

The E is thought to refer to the future Elizabeth the First. The signature is of John Baptiste Catiglione, Elizabeth's Italian tutor who was imprisoned here by Queen Mary.
The E is thought to refer to the future Elizabeth the First. The signature is of John Baptiste Catiglione, Elizabeth’s Italian tutor who was imprisoned here by Queen Mary.
This globe is by Huw Draper, Bristol inn-keeper and Astrologer who was imprisoned on charges of socery
This globe is by Huw Draper, Bristol inn-keeper and Astrologer who was imprisoned on charges of sorcery.
John Lyon ws  imprisoned  in the Salt Tower on charges of importing a Catholic book into the country
John Lyon was imprisoned in the Salt Tower on charges of importing a Catholic book into the country

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