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    The Tower of London

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    The Tower of London, in central London, has a gloomy past. There was bloodshed, ghosts, wars, imprisonment, torture, and jewels. The Towers past maybe dark and gloomy but the history surrounding it is fascinating. The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress (Jarus). William the Conqueror created the first fortifications after the conquest of London in A.D. 1066 (Jarus). The Tower of London is not just one large tower; it is made up of 13 structures on the inside of the fortress, and

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    The Tower Of London

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    The Tower of London The Tower of London, the oldest fortified palace in Europe, was built by William the Conqueror in the late 1000's. It has served as a fortress, prison, palace, and the final resting-place of many people ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). Its history is full of amazing and horrific stories of life and death. To truly appreciate this magnificent group of structures a look must be taken into its history through it's architecture, uses, and those held in the prisons and dungeons. The

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    The Tower of London

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    The Tower of London arose as a result of the fight concerning who would succeed King Edward the Confessor as the next King of England. King Edward had initially promised William I, the Duke of Normandy, that he would have the throne upon King Edward's death. However, upon his deathbed, he was persuaded to relinquish the throne to his brother-in-law Harold, Earl of Wessex, who was English. This enraged Duke William, who led his army into England from France to obtain what he considered was his rightful

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    the year 1078, William the Conqueror founded the Tower of London. (Tower of London New). The Tower of London has a very interesting history. There are ravens kept there simply because of a legend. There were prisoners who held there that went through unimaginable tortures. Ghosts are also a part of the history of the Tower of London. The Tower of London was built on the Thames River and was made to be a fortress, palace, and a prison (Tower of London UNESCO). It started off as only timber and stone

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    The Tower of London may seem like an old fortress that was built to house people of the highest royalty, but the Tower also housed some unusual guests as well. Within the 900-year-old walls, dark and chilling secrets lurk around every corner. The Tower of London has been around for many centuries, standing tall after gruesome World Wars that lead to destruction of parts of the Tower, but even after devastation, the Tower was able to keep traditions running smoothly, even to this day. Mysteries have

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    The Tower of London Founded nearly a millennium ago, The Tower of London has traveled through tough British history starting with the ruler, William the Conqueror, “at the beginning of the 11th century,” (Tower of London). Being expanded by different kings and queens, the tower’s structure has been added to many times, from its start as just a temporary wooden building. Why was the Tower of London so important? It enforced the power of kings and queens, from the time after William the Conqueror’s

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    The History and Events of Tower of London

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    Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress or other wise known as The Tower of London, has played an outstanding role in English history. The Tower has also played an important part in controlling the country. The castle is over 900-years-old and is located in central London. There is not just one tower, its actually a castle made op of different wards and buildings. The tower is made up of three wards. The Tower of London is made up of several buildings within two aligned circles of defense walls and

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    Ghostly Residents: The Tower of London

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    The Tower of London is one of the most famous historical buildings in the world. Constructed by William the Conqueror in 1078, this grim, grey, and awe-inspiring tower, is the most haunted building in England. Perhaps the most well known ghostly residents of the Tower of London are the spirits of Anne Boleyn, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Princes in the Tower and among others. Founded nearly a millennium ago, The Tower of London has been expanded over the centuries. The first foundations built by William

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    Tower of London The age old fortress stands as a monument of English and European history. Through monarchs, bloody battles, from prisoners to executions and a touch from all London’s prominent events in history, the Tower Of London is renowned for more than just its magnificent appearance. The tower was founded by William, Duke of Normandy when he conquered England in 1066. He began building the stronghold as a declaration of his power to the English people who were resentful of his reign. William

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    actions that prove her hostile behavior are by having common people burned at the stake and others executed. Queen Mary is apprehensive of being overthrown, so she threatens any person that tries to harm her. She even imprisons her sister in the Tower of London because of her paranoia of being overthrown. She is thirteen years of age who, at the start of the book, finds out that ... ... middle of paper ... ...ecoming queen of England. This book is actually really relevant to England in the sixteenth

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