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Story of TheTower of London

Author: Borman, Tracy
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 11/06/2015
ISBN: 9781858946337
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Quick overview The Tower of London commissioned this captivating new history of a world-renowned palace, as told through the stories of its residents over the past 1,000 years. It reveals the lifestyles of its monarchs, their mistresses, courtiers and servants as well as the Tower's darker side and has 200 illustrations accompanied by informative captions.
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This book reveals the fascinating stories, dramatic events and colorful characters that make up the Tower of London's remarkably long and varied history. Written from a social perspective, it presents a fresh appraisal of this world-famous site and sets it apart from any other available book. It offers a comprehensive history of the fortress, from its Roman origins right up to the present day. With over 200 color illustrations and a comprehensive and chronological narrative divided into thematic chapters, it conveys brilliantly the many and varied stories which make up the Tower's history - from the menagerie and royal mint to the roll call of its famous prisoners. The story of the Tower of London is, in many respects, the story of England. When building work began on the fortress, the capital was little more than a small town with no more than 10,000 inhabitants. Almost 1,000 years later, the fortress still stands as a symbol of royal power, pomp and ceremony, tradition, heritage, military might, treachery and torture.
Its myriad roles are reflected in the complex series of buildings that make up this formidable, magnificent fortress - an iconic site that still attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year.

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