Wardrobe Tower

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

 
 
 
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  • Key Dates in Wardobe Tower's history
  • Who built the Wardrobe Tower in the great Tower of London?
  • Information & Facts about when the Wardrobe Tower was originally built

Wardrobe Tower

The Purpose of the Wardrobe Tower
The purpose of the Wardrobe 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 Wardrobe Tower - Key Facts and Information about the Towers

  • The Wardrobe Tower was built was built during the reigns of Richard the Lionheart by his regent William Longchamp, the Bishop of Ely
  • The date the Wardrobe Tower was built was between 1190 - 1199
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Wardrobe Tower is unknown
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Wardrobe Tower is described as Norman (Romanesque)
  • The purpose of the Wardrobe Tower was to store clothing, jewels, and personal articles of the Royal family
  • History and Purpose - The origin of the modern word wardrobe was derived from Garderobe (the castle latrine) which was originally used to store clothes as the pungent smells deterred moths! The lords clothes were expensive and the wardrobe eventually became a department of a royal or noble household entrusted with the care of clothing, jewels, and personal articles. A portion of the wall of the Roman city of Londinium was found built into the Wardrobe Tower, the plinth of the existing wall being above the present level of the ground

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