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The story of the Tower of London

Iconic fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

The Medieval Palace

Luxurious royal lodgings from the 1200s

A History of Royal Jubilees

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we look back at the history of royal jubilee celebrations through the ages.

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

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

Anne Boleyn

How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?

Coronations Past and Present

An ancient ceremony, largely unchanged for a thousand years

Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London

The ‘Beefeaters’ have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times

The Princes in the Tower

Murdered or survived – what happened to Edward and his younger brother Richard?

9 surprising facts about the Tower of London Moat

The Tower of London Moat wasn’t always the dry ditch that it is today. Did you know it was once filled with fish? Or that it has been used as an allotment? Here are 9 surprising facts about the moat at the Tower of London.