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Tower of London

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This history of the Tower of London charts begins from its foundation by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 to its 're-medievalisation' in the 19th century and its fate during the two world wars. Throughout its long history, the Tower has attracted a number of important functions and its role as armoury, royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, menagerie and jewel house is explained, as well as its modern role as tourist attraction and home to a thriving community.

History Timeline : http://www.hrp.org.uk/webcode/timeline.asp?ID=52

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Nice! I really need to plan a trip to London...it sure beats the architecture over here!

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Great photos like the rest. I have not been to London since 2001 so it is nice to see some of the completed buildings that were not there at that time.

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The photos are not working. Here they are re-hosted elsewhere :

Tower Hill

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Nice Pics! Really enjoyed the interior shots as well, all that detailing of the woodwork and metalwork you never see in modern construction.

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I love how all that history is right in the middle of the city! It's kinda funny to see modern glass towers peeking out above the medival walls, lol.

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Thanks for posting those! I'm taking my family to London later in the spring or early fall. Can't wait to see Tower Hill and the rest of the city!

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I love London and it's Dildo Tower! It is just a great if not THE greatest city!!!! :wub:

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London is an amazing city that I would really like to visit some day. I think that it is very historical with Big Ben and others.

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