History and stories

History and stories

The Bloody Tower

Explore the wonders of this awesome fortress, and the stories behind them

Discover for yourself some of the Tower’s sights and stories, whether you’re planning your visit or just wanting to learn more about this iconic palace and its history.


History of the Tower

A history of the Tower's development and a timeline of some of its most significant events:


Palace people

Explore 'Palace people' for profiles, stories and little-known facts about some of England’s famous monarchs and interesting characters associated with the Tower.

Monarchs often associated with the Tower:


Palace highlights

Discover why these are not to be missed during your visit to the Tower:

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