Tower of London press releases and archives
- 13 March 2017 - Tower of London appoints new Chief ‘Beefeater’
- 20 January 2017 - The People's Revolt
- 8 December 2016 - Armoury in Action: a new family friendly exhibition for the Tower of London
- 8 November 2016 - Good cheer and merriment at the Tower of London in winter 2016
- 6 October 2016 - General Sir Nicholas Houghton installed as 160th Constable of the Tower of London
- 30 April 2016 - Tudors at the Tower – Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII return to the Tower of London
- 23 March 2016 - Tower of London welcomes new 'Beefeater' YW Lawrence Watts
- 7 March 2016 - General Sir Nicholas Houghton announced as next Constable of the Tower of London
- 4 February 2016 - Drawn at the Tower of London
- 20 October 2015 -Tower of London wards off evil spirits with discovery of Britain’s largest collection of ‘witchmarks’
- 7 October 2015 - NIGHTWATCHERS
- 10 September 2015 - RAF Wings to Tudor uniform: the Tower of London welcomes new recruit
- 9 September 2015 - Tower of London welcomes new ‘Beefeater’ Gary Thynne
- 9 September 2015 - HNLMS Johan de Witt to participate in Constable’s Dues ceremony at the Tower of London
- 19 June 2015 - Tudors return to Tower of London
- 25 April 2015 - Tower of London announced as finalist for Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015
- 8 November 2014 - Tower poppy artwork to tour the UK
- 16 October 2014 - Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the Tower of London
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Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
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We believe in four principles. Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world. Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work. www.hrp.org.uk
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Ceremony of the keys
Executions at the Tower
Great Escapes from the Tower of London
Gunpower plot conspirators
Lady Jane Grey
Prisoners tortured - background info
Shakespeare and Tower of London
The Royal Menagerie
The Tower in 20th Century
The White Tower
Torture instruments - background info
Tower of London and torture