The Towers in the Tower of London

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The Tower of London
The Tower of London was founded in 1078, by William the Conqueror, for the purpose of protecting and controlling the city of London. The Tower of London covers an area of 18 acres. The present buildings are partly of the Norman period; but architecture of almost all the styles which have flourished in England may be found within the walls of the Tower of London. 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. The most famous of the Towers is the central Keep called the White Tower and the infamous Bloody Tower.

 
 
 
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The Towers in the Tower of London

  • Names of the Towers in the Tower of London
  • Information & Facts about when the Towers were origonally built
  • History of the individual Towers
  • Who built the different towers in the great Tower of London?

The Towers in the Tower of London

The Towers in the Tower of London - General Facts, Information and Description
The Tower of London was first built as a fortress with a central Keep, the first of its towers, called the "White Tower." The Inner Ward is defended by a wall, flanked by thirteen towers, the entrance to it being on the south side under the Bloody Tower. The Outer Ward is defended by a second wall, flanked by six towers on the river face, and by three semicircular bastions on the north face. A Ditch or "Moat" which is now dry, encircles the whole, crossed at the south-western angle by a stone bridge, leading to the "Byward Tower" from the "Middle Tower," a gateway which had formerly an outwork, called the "Lion Tower." The towers were built for accommodation, including prisons, and as gateways protecting the Tower of London castle.

The Names of the Towers in the Tower of London
The Tower of London started with just one tower - the mighty Keep - the White Tower built by William the Conqueror. The Tower of London assumed its form as a 'Concentric Castle' with successive lines of fortification, only after hundreds of years and several different reigns. There are 21 different towers which form a major part of the Tower of London castle complex. The names of the different Towers are as follows just click the following links for interesting facts and information about each of the Towers.

Key Facts and Information about the Towers
Key Facts and info about the 21 different towers which form a major part of the Tower of London concentric castle complex . There are details of which King was responsible for building the towers, when the towers were built, the style of architecture of the towers and interesting info about their history:

The White Tower
The Bloody Tower
Beauchamp Tower
Bell Tower
Bowyer Tower
Brick Tower
Broad Arrow Tower
Byward Tower
Constable Tower
Cradle Tower
Develin Tower
Deveraux Tower
Flint Tower
Lanthorn Tower
Martin Tower
Middle Tower
St Thomas's Tower
Salt Tower
Wakefield Tower
Wardrobe Tower
Well Tower

The Towers in the Tower of London
The history of each of the Towers in the Tower of London are fascinating. Which King was responsible for building the towers? When the towers were built? The style of architecture of the towers? Interesting facts and info about the history of The Towers in the Tower of London!

The Towers in the Tower of London

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