Broad Arrow Tower

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The Broad Arrow Tower
The History of the Tower of London is great, bloody and cruel and the Broad Arrow Tower has its part to play in its story. Broad Arrow 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 Broad Arrow Tower.

 
 
 
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The Purpose of the Broad Arrow Tower
The purpose of the Broad Arrow 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. 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.

The Broad Arrow Tower - Key Facts and Information about the Towers

  • The Broad Arrow Tower was built by King Henry III
  • The date the Broad Arrow Tower was built was between 1238 - 1272
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Broad Arrow Tower was Henry de Reyns together with John of Gloucester and Robert of Beverley
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Broad Arrow Tower is described as Norman (Romanesque)
  • The purpose of the Broad Arrow Tower was to house part of the garrison
  • History - The name of the Tower is believed to reflect the weapons of the armed men who were garrisoned there

The Broad Arrow Tower
The very walls of the Broad Arrow Tower contain some of the bloody secrets and the of the history of the Tower of London. Which King was responsible for building the Broad Arrow 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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