Imprisonments and Escapes!
Escapes are not something you’d usually associate with the Tower of London, but in 2007 you can visit the actual rooms where prisoners were held and hear the stories of some of the most audacious escapes from the Tower, from knotted sheets and ropes in barrels, to invisible ink. This begins at Easter, when The Lower Bowyer Tower will be opened to the public for the first time to tell the story of the Duke of Clarence who, legend has it, drowned there in a butt of malmsey wine. In the summer, new displays in various towers will open telling even more stories of prisoners and escapes.
The Coronation of Richard III
When you’ve heard the tale of the Duke of Clarence experience the turbulent events of 1483 as Richard III, Clarence’s brother, seizes the Crown! The story begins with the coronation of the twelve-year-old Edward V, who would rule under the guardianship of his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester. However, the young king and his brother mysteriously disappear… Meet the characters in this royal adventure, and afterwards go to the Bloody Tower and vote on what you think happened to the unfortunate brothers.
Enjoy all this and more with a Historic Royal Palaces membership
This Easter buy a membership to Historic Royal Palaces and enjoy unlimited free visits to the Tower of London throughout the year, as well as free access to Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. A membership gives you unlimited free visits to all palaces for one year, which means that every school holiday is catered for and you can keep up with our ever-changing programme of events - and all for just £73 for the whole family. See www.hrp.org.uk or call 0870 751 5174 for more details.