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How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?
The Tower of London Menagerie
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals
The Crown Jewels
A priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England
The life and death of Henry VIII’s 'most faithful servant'
The Princes in the Tower
Murdered or survived – what happened to Edward and his younger brother Richard?
LGBT+ Royal Histories
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces
Sir Walter Raleigh
This wild spirit found himself caged at the Tower of London
The Tower of London prison
It is known as an infamous prison, but it wasn't built to be one
The Tower at war
The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars