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History and Stories

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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?

The Crown Jewels

The history of the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.

The Tower of London Menagerie

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

Coronations Past and Present

An ancient ceremony, largely unchanged for a thousand years

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.

Edward Francis

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