Fortress

Fortress

Men using the springald

Explore the Tower’s history as a formidable royal fortress.
  1. The Tower was known for its formidable defences, but some peasants successfully breached the walls in 1381. Find out how...
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  2. Read about the Tower's full size replica siege engines, the springald and the perrier, and how they would have been used.
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  3. Take our in-depth psychological test to find out whose side you would have been on in the Peasants' Revolt.
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  4. Discover amazing facts and fascinating stories about the Peasants' Revolt, siege engines and guarding the Tower!
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