Cradle Tower

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

 
 
 
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The Purpose of the Cradle Tower
The purpose of the Cradle 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. 

Cradle Tower

Cradle Tower

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

Key Facts and Information about the Cradle Tower

  • The Cradle Tower was built by King Edward III
  • The date the Cradle Tower was built was believed to be in 1360
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Cradle Tower was Henry Yeverley 'the Master Mason of the King's Works throughout England'.  Henry
  • Yeverley included two portcullis in the design
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Cradle Tower is described as Gothic
  • The purpose of the Cradle Tower was to provide King Edward III with a private water entrance to his apartments
  • History - the Jesuit priest John Gerard escaped from the Cradle Tower in 1599

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

Cradle Tower

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