Deveraux Tower

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

The Purpose of the Deveraux Tower
The purpose of the Deveraux Tower changed according to the requirements of the era.

 
 
 
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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. 

Deveraux Tower

Deveraux Tower

  • Information & Facts about the Deveraux Tower was built
  • Key Dates in the Deveraux Tower's history
  • Who built the Deveraux Tower in the great Tower of London?
  • Who was the Architect of Deveraux Tower

The Deveraux Tower - Key Facts and Information about the Towers

  • The Deveraux Tower was built by King Henry III
  • The date the Deveraux Tower was built was between 1238 - 1272
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Deveraux Tower was Henry de Reyns together with John of Gloucester and Robert of Beverley
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Deveraux Tower is described as Norman (Romanesque) / Edwardian / Gothic
  • History - The Deveraux Tower was named after Robert Devereux the Earl of Essex who was executed for treason by Queen Elizabeth I and nearly implicated William Shakespeare with him! In January 1601, the rebel earl led an abortive raid against the Queen and London - he plotted to start a rebellion to overthrow the Queen. The supporters of Essex arranged for Richard II to be played at the Globe the day before the rebellion. The play, Richard II, tells the story of how Richard II was overthrown by Henry IV and how Richard the King, like Elizabeth the present Queen, had abdicated many of her powers. The Earl of Essex marched into the streets of London with his followers but the Londoners stayed away from the trouble. The rebellion collapsed and Essex was captured and, on 25th February 1601 he was executed for treason

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