Brick Tower

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The Brick Tower
The History of the Tower of London is great, bloody and cruel and the Brick Tower has its part to play in its story. Brick Tower is just one of the 21 towers which, together, form the Tower of London castle complex. The Tower of London covers an area of 18 acres and its magnificent architecture covers almost all the styles which have flourished in England. Although the Tower is no longer a place of great military strength it has in time past been a fortress, a palace, and a prison. This section provides key facts and information about the Brick Tower.

The Purpose of the Brick Tower
The purpose of the Brick Tower changed according to the requirements of the era. In general terms the towers were built for accommodation, including prisons, and as gateways protecting the Tower of London concentric castle complex.

 
 
 
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The concentric castle design ensured protection of the Tower of London with successive lines of fortification - many of the different towers were gradually added, over many hundreds of years, providing additional protection. Specific facts and info about which English King was responsible for building the towers, when the towers were built, the style of architecture and interesting info about its history.

Brick Tower

Brick Tower

  • Information & Facts about the Brick Tower
  • Key Dates in history
  • Who built the Brick Tower in the great Tower of London?
  • Information & Facts about when the Brick Tower was built

The Brick Tower - Key Facts and Information

  • The Brick Tower was built by King Henry III
  • The date the Brick Tower was built was between 1238 - 1272
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Brick Tower was Henry de Reyns together with John of Gloucester and Robert of Beverley
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Brick Tower is described as Romanesque
  • History - Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) was briefly imprisoned in the Brick Tower in 1592, when he offended the vain Queen Elizabeth by marrying Elizabeth Throckmorton, a maid of honor, without permission. He was released later that year. He met his real downfall upon the accession of James I in 1603. He was found guilty of intrigues with Spain against England and of participation in a plot to kill the king and enthrone Arabella Stuart, grand daughter of Bess Of Hardwick. He was finally released again in 1616 to make another voyage to the Orinoco in search of gold. He was arrested upon his return and executed on a charge of conspiring with the Spanish

The Brick Tower
The very walls of the Brick Tower contain some of the bloody secrets and the of the history of the Tower of London. Which King was responsible for building the Brick Tower and what was his reason? When was it built? Interesting facts and info about the history of the Tower of London!

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  • The Executions and Beheading of men and women

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