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History and Stories

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John Blanke

A black musician at the Tudor court

Jewish Medieval History at the Tower of London

The Tower of London holds a principal place in the complex story of England's Medieval Jewish community.

The Princes in the Tower

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

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

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

Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London

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

The Tower of London Menagerie

For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals

Elizabeth of York

The original Tudor Queen, and wife of Henry VII

Henry VI

Intelligent and generous, he lived in his father's shadow and was killed for his throne

Edward Francis

Edward Francis, an enslaved African who lived at the Tower of London