The Tower of London: an introduction





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Published on Mar 19, 2009

Over the past 1,000 years, Tower of London has been used as a royal residence, prison, armoury, zoo, treasure house for the Crown Jewels and storehouse but every one of these uses stems from its might as a fortress and symbol of royal power.

Today it is still a working fortress with a military presence, daily ceremonies including the Ceremony of the Keys to secure the Tower for the night and the community of Beefeaters and Tower officials that live here with their families.

Here, Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater to you and I) Dickie Dover gives an introduction to this British icon.


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