Interesting facts about the Tower of London

Discussion in 'UK' started by wanderer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Construction started in 1078
    It has been used a prison
    Many famous people were beheaded there: Henry VII's wives Anne Boelyn, Catherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, along with Thomas More.
    The guards are known as beefeaters
    The crown jewels have a home there.

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  2. popthetrse

    popthetrse New Member

    cool facts about the Tower of London

    I have a few more:

    1.The guards at the Tower of London dressed in Tudor uniforms are called Yeoman Warders, or "Beefeaters" guard.

    2.You can still see the carved names of prisoners who have carved their names into the walls of the Tower.

    3.The last execution in the Tower of London took place on August 14 1941, when Josef Jakobs, a German spy, was shot by a firing squad.

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