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    Why is the Tower of London unique?

    The Tower of London is a internationally famous monument and one of the most iconic structures in England. William the Conqueror built the White Tower in 1066 as a display of Norman power, strategically locating it on the River Thames to act as a fortress and gateway to the capital. What is special about the Tower of London? What the safest castle on earth, the Tower guarded the royal possessions and even the royal family in times of war and rebellion. But for 500 years the monarchs also used the Tower as a surprisingly luxurious palace. Throughout history, the Tower has also been a visible symbol of wonder and fear.…

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    How did the Tower of London changed over time?

    In the 19th century, the Tower of London changed function. Since the 13th century, there was a collection of royal animals in the Tower. In 1835 it was moved to Regent’s Park. Then in the 1950s state documents were removed from the Tower. How has the Tower of London changed structurally over time? Throughout history, the Tower has been adapted and developed to defend and control the nation. Henry III (1216-72) and Edward I (1272-1307) expanded William’s fortressadding huge (defensive) ‘curtain’ walls with a series of smaller towers and enlarging the moat. What has changed in the Tower of London? The White Tower has been modified over time.. Sir Christopher…

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    Why is the Tower of London so important?

    The Tower of London is an internationally famous monument and one of the most iconic structures in England. William the Conqueror built the White Tower in 1066 as a display of Norman power, strategically locating it on the River Thames to act as a fortress and gateway to the capital. Why is the Tower of London special? What the safest castle on earth, the Tower guarded the royal possessions and even the royal family in times of war and rebellion. But for 500 years the monarchs also used the Tower as a surprisingly luxurious palace. Throughout history, the Tower has also been a visible symbol of wonder and fear. Why…

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    Why is the Tower of London a tourist attraction?

    The Tower of London is a definitely a “must see” on any visit to Londonproviding a colorful journey to the centuries of history contained within its immense walls. The “tower” is synonymous with a prison but has also functioned as an armory, a zoo and a treasury since its construction in medieval times. Why do tourists visit the Tower of London? You should visit the Tower of London because it’s infamousWilliam the Conqueror built the Tower to show some strength, and has been the site of real tragedy and death ever since. It has been used as a state prison and a place of torture for anyone who did not…