Restoration and Rebellion
Daily until 24 May
After the Civil War, the Tower of London saw some bloody events. Religious extremists, pretenders to the throne, hated judges, the grim walls saw them all and saw them off.
Event starts on the South Lawn and takes place at 11.30, 12.30, 14.30 and 15.30
Silver for the Sovereign!!
Revolutionary monarch William III is keen to set his finances in order. And what better way to start than with fine new coins of pure silver stamped with his regal portrait? And who better to oversee this important work at the Tower than famous scientist Isaac Newton? But nothing is ever simple, and rivalries run deep at the ancient fortress. Will you get rich quick or find it difficult to leave His Majesties’ fortress and prison than it was to get in?
Order of performance is as follows:
11.00 – The King’s Arrival
King William III and his royal court arrive to visit the industrious workers of the Mint.
11.30 and 14.00 – A Royal Riot!
As the Mint’s coins are prepared to be viewed by King William violence erupts between the Mint’s workers and the Garrison. Will the King’s coins be safe?
15.45 – The Pyx of the Mint
King William passes judgement on his newly minted coins. Join the Mint workers as they wait his verdict with bated breath.
The People of the Mint
Daily from 28 May to 7 July
Find out more about the lives of the men who lived and worked at the Mint. Where did the gold and silver come from and how was it turned into coins? How did the inhabitants of the Tower react to the noisy, high security industry in their midst? And who gave in to the temptations offered by so much cash on their doorsteps?
Event takes place at Mint Street 11.00-16.30.
Also... Daily at 12.30 and 14.00 on the South Lawn...
Tales of the Mint
Hear of intrigue and imprisonment as coiners and counterfeiters attempt to pass their treasonous
coins to the unwary. And discover the severe punishments that lay in wait for those who broke the King’s laws.
Plus daily live interpretation throughout the year
The remainder of the 2013 programme will be displayed soon.