Further reading

Further reading

Chief Yeoman Warder, Tom Sharpe

The bibliography of the Tower of London is vast. The following list represents some published works believed to represent the history of the site most accurately, though some less-scholarly references are also included.

General history of the Tower

Ashbee, J., 'The Tower of London and the Jewish expulsion of 1290', Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, 55 (2004), 35-37.

Bayley, J., The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London, volume 1 (London, 1821).

Britton, J., and Brayley, E.W., Memoirs of the Tower of London: Comprising Historical and Descriptive Accounts of That National Fortress and Palace (1830) (Massachusetts, 2009).

Brown, R. A., and  Curnow, P. E., The Tower of London (London, 1984).

Charlton, J., (ed),The Tower of London: Its Buildings and Institutions (London, 1978).

Colvin, H. M.,  The History of the King’s Works, volumes 1-6 (London, 1963-1982).

Impey, E.,(ed), The White Tower (New Haven & London, 2008).

Impey, E., and Parnell, G., The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated History (London, 2000).

Keay, A., The Elizabethan Tower of London: The Haiward and Gascoyne Plan of 1597 (London, 2001).

Lapper, I., and Parnell, G., The Tower of London: A 2000 Year History (London, 2000).

Parnell, G., The Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London (Leeds, 1999).

Parnell, G., The Tower of London (London, 1993).

Parnell, G., The Tower of London: Past and Present (Stroud, 1998).


Clark, G. T., 'Some Particulars Concerning the Military Architecture of the Tower of London’,in Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Old London (London, 1867), pp 11-189.

Keevill, G., The Tower of London Moat: Archaeological Excavations 1995-9 (London, 2004).

Thurley, S., 'Royal Lodgings at the Tower of London, 1216-1327', Architectural History, 38 (1995), 36-57.

Further reading


Sanderson, R., and Garner, K., 'Conservation of Reigate Stone at Hampton Court Palace and HM Tower of London', Journal of Architectural Conservation, 7:3 (2001), 7-23.

Crown Jewels

Blair, C., (ed), The Crown Jewels: The History of the Coronation Regalia in the Jewel House of the Tower of London, volumes 1 and 2 (London, 1998).

Butler, T., The Crown Jewels and Coronation Ritual (London, 1973).

Prisoners - general works

Bell, D. C.,  Notices of the Historic Persons Buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London (London, 1877).

Harrison, B. A., The Tower of London Prisoner Book: A Complete Chronology of the Persons Known to be Detained at Their Majesties' Pleasure, 1100-1941 (Leeds, 2004).

Murphy, C., and Souden, D., (eds), Prisoners of the Tower (London, 2004).


Blackmore, H. L., The Armouries of the Tower of London, volume 1 (London, 1976).

Hallam, E. M.,  'The Tower of London as a Record Office’, Archives, 14:61 (1979), 3-10.

Hammond, P.,  'Epitome of England’s history', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 4 (1999), 144-74.

Parnell, G., The Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London (Leeds, 1999).

Storey, R., 'The Tower of London and the Garderobae Armorum', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 3 (1998), 176-183.

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