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Tower of London History, Photos and More

Plots, ravens, ghosts and murder: the Tower of London history is colourful enough to fill a couple of thick books. The Tower is an emblem of the British capital. Grounded in around a thousand years of history, it stands proud alongside the Thames. The first part of the castle complex - the White Tower - was founded by William the Conqueror shortly after his 1066 conquest of England. Over the years, the Tower evolved. The Tower of London came to the fore during the Tudor period, when it became a notorious, blood stained prison. Many of the modern legends associated