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Lady Jane Grey

Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history

The execution of Charles I

Tried and sentenced to death for high treason

The Tower at war

The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Who was the real Guy Fawkes, the man behind the mask?

Catherine Howard

A young woman whose marriage to Henry VIII would end in tragedy

The story of Banqueting House

Four hundred years of history and the site of a royal execution

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • Things to see

Charles I’s execution site

Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand on the spot of Charles I's execution, just outside Banqueting House.

  • Closed
  • Banqueting House
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Bloody Tower

Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Tower Green & Scaffold site

Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Torture at the Tower exhibition

Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Imprisonment at the Tower exhibition

Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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