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Tower Of London: 22 Towers

Tower of London, You can get the best Tower of London Tour on our place. unlike other towers in London, is actually a group of structures. Towers in the Tower of London include:

1.Beauchamp Tower

Thomas Beauchamp earl of Warwick was a prisoner in the fourteenth century when Edward I built this tower. It is in this tower that some of the finest inscriptions from Tudor prisoners were found. Many of them are heraldic symbols, while others simply have the word “Jane” spelled out. This is a reference to Lady Jane Grey who, at 17 years old, was sentenced to death in 1554. Her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley was likely the person responsible for carving this name into the wall.

Bell Tower

Richard the Lionheart constructed the Bell Tower in 1534, making it the second oldest tower. The future Elizabeth I was also imprisoned at the Tower in 1534.

3. Bloody Tower

Originally known as the Garden Tower the Bloody Tower became more popular in the sixteenth Century because this was where young princes who were sons to Edward IV would have been put to death by their evil Uncle. Undoubtedly, the Bloody Tower is home to other murders. It is believed that the Jacobean Courtier and Writer Sir Thomas Overbury, who was murdered by a killer enema at the behest of a powerful Noblewoman he crossed on a whim.

4.Bowyer Tower

In accordance with tradition, it was in the Bowyer Tower that Clarence Duke, Edward IV’s troublesome and erratic brother, Richard III was drowned. Shakespeare’s Richard III depicts the murder, but his location is described as simply ‘The Tower. London’.

Brick Tower

Sir Walter Raleigh was jailed at the Brick Tower by Elizabeth I in 1592 for seducing Elizabeth Throckmorton (one of Elizabeth I’s Maids of Honour), making her pregnant, then secretly wed her. Before marrying, Elizabeth’s courtiers were supposed to get her approval. Even though Sir Walter Raleigh had been released from prison, the Raleighs remained in shame for many decades.

Broad Arrow Tower

Broad Arrow Tower, part of Henry Ill’s Tower extension in the middle thirteenth century. Named after the emblem that was stamp on goods showing they were Crown Property.

Byward Tower

Possibly named after its proximity to the Warders’ Hall. Every night the chief warder will emerge from the Tower to perform the Ceremony of the Keys, before locking the Tower complex.

Tower of the Constable

It was the home of the Tower Constable in the past. Today, it houses a model of London’s Tower of London during the Middle Ages.

Cradle Tower

Cradle, which was constructed in the middle of 14th-century France, gets its name from a type of hoist used to raise boats up the river and to the entrance of the Cradle. John Gerard, a Jesuit priest who fled to France in 1597 from the Cradle Tower.

Develin Tower

Develin Tower is located the farthest East of all the towers. This one was never open to public. The drawbridge used to connect the Develin Tower to Iron Gate, now demolished.