The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of Londonby the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.
Tower of London - reportedly, in Victorian era, royal family kept wild animals in the tower of london. Inspired by the story, I portrayed the interior of the building as a small community of London. It was a submission for TFL. 🖐🏻 #london#illustration#drawing#toweroflondon#tfl
Discover the Tower of London - a 900-year-old fortress in central London. Notable for housing prisoners in the past and the crown jewels today. This historic architecture is located on the north bank of the River Thames overlooking the city.
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