Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tower of London

Tower Bridge
The Tower of London is a large complex of buildings located on the north bank of the River Thames and is likely the most historic site in London.  Surrounded by two exterior defensive walls and a moat—which has been filled in—the tower was begun in 1066 and expanded upon by each subsequent monarch.  The castle served as a royal residence but was used as a prison beginning in 1100 and has served as an armory, treasury, menagerie, Royal Mint, and is today the home to the Crown Jewels, of which there has been only one attempt to steal.

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