Tower Of London Research Paper

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There are many iconic landmarks in England. The Big Ben, the London Eye, Stonehenge, and Buckingham Palace are all examples. Although the Tower of London isn’t as well known as Big Ben or the London Eye, it is still very important to England’s history. The Tower of London’s history, structure, and former prisoners have all made it what it is today.
There is a lot of history involving the Tower of London. After King Edward of England did not live up to his promise of giving his throne to William, the Duke of Normandy, William sent his army of Norman warriors to conquer England. The Norman warriors won, and William was crowned king of England a year later on Christmas. Right after his coronation, William I the Conqueror immediately began to start
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For instance, Ranulf Flambard was the first person to be held in the Tower of London, but he was also the first person to escape the Tower of London. Flambard was the Bishop of Durham and chief tax-collector. He also handled much of King William Rufus’s dirty work while William was alive. However, when William died and Henry I came into power, Henry I imprisoned him in the White Tower on the charge of extortion. Flambard had a well-thought out plan for his escape, and he used the feast of Candlemas, a traditional Christian festival that commemorates that purification of Mary forty days after the birth of Jesus, as his great cover. His plan was to have a rope smuggled to him in a gallon of wine, and then, he invited the guards to enjoy the feast with him. The guards became very drunk and sleepy because of all the food and wine they had had, and he made his escape by tying the rope to a column in the window of his cell and climbing down. When Flambard made it to the bottom of his tower, he had associates waiting for him with a horse for his getaway, and Flambard rode to safety away from the Tower of London. Two more prisoners of the Tower of London that are well known are Edward V and Richard, his younger brother, and these brothers were sons of King Edward IV. They were sent to the tower by their uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, in 1483 after they were determined to be illegitimate. Since the brothers were declared illegitimate, the Duke of Gloucester was crowned King Richard III. After the brothers were sent to the tower, they were never seen again. It is not known who exactly killed the children, but historians have several suspects such as Richard II and Henry VII. The boys’ skeletons were found when a building in front of the White Tower was demolished in 1674. The prisoners kept in the Tower of London have

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