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Today in 1603: Sir Walter Raleigh is imprisoned at the Tower of London for treason.

Raleigh was imprisoned for allegedly plotting against James I. It was his second imprisonment in the Tower, having previously been sent there by Elizabeth I in 1592 and released the same year. Following his trial in 1603, Raleigh remained in the Bloody Tower for 13 years, when he was released to conduct a... View more »
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Today in 1553: Lady Jane Grey is imprisoned at the Tower of London and Mary I ascends to the throne.

When Edward VI died in 1553, plans were made for young Protestant Lady Jane Grey to take the throne. However, Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, had much popular support and she made a triumphant entrance into London. Within nine days, Mary ascended as Queen and Lady Jane... View more »
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Today in 1685: The Duke of Monmouth is executed on Tower Hill.

Monmouth was the illegitimate son of Charles II and Lucy Walter. In 1685, he led the Monmouth Rebellion in an attempt to claim the throne from James II. The rebellion was crushed and the Duke was taken to the Tower and executed. It is believed to have taken five axe blows to complete the beheading.
Today in 1685: The Duke of Monmouth is executed on Tower Hill

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This afternoon, a 41 round gun salute marked the State Visit of the King of Spain. As is custom, 21 rounds were fired for the City of London and 20 extra were fired as the Tower of London is a Royal Palace.
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Today in 1561: Elizabeth I visits the Mint at the Tower of London.

Early in her reign, a recoinage was undertaken to aid financial recovery in the country. In preparation for her visit, a large amount of gravel was brought in to cover the muddy streets.

Read more about the Mint at the Tower: bit.ly/towermint
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Well done to all pupils who participated in Water City #MusicattheTower, including Gallions Primary School ‏Strings! It’s been fantastic to hear great summery tunes fill the Tower all week!
Well done to all pupils who participated in Water City MusicattheTower including
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Today in 1535: Thomas More is executed on Tower Hill.

More was a scholar, member of parliament and an important advisor to Henry VIII, who appointed him Lord Chancellor in 1529. However, just three years later, he resigned his post when he argued against the King’s divorce and Henry's split with the Catholic Church. More was imprisoned in Bell Tower at the Tower of London, and executed for... View more »
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Young performers in the Festival of Voices Choir are singing beside the White Tower. William the Conqueror would have been delighted! #MusicAtTheTower #WaterCityMusic
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Happy Birthday Tower Bridge! Opened in 1894, the bridge took eight years to complete with the work of 432 construction workers each day. Over 50 designs were submitted to the newly-formed ‘Special Bridge Or Subway Committee’ in the late 1870s before a design by City Architect Sir Horace Jones was chosen. His gothic design drew on the fortress elements of the bridge’s neighbour, the Tower of... View more »
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Water City Music at the Tower is back! Join us for a seven day festival of music and song performed by orchestras, bands and choirs of young people from local London schools.

Performances will take place from 12-3pm each day from 1- 7 July. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Poppy heard that it was #BringYourDogToWorkDay so decided to visit the Tower #TowerPoppy
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Today in 1915: Carl Muller is executed at the Tower of London.

Muller was one of 11 German spies to face a firing squad at dawn in the Tower on 23 June 1915. They were the first people to be executed there in over 150 years. In fact, more people were executed in the 20th century at the Tower than under the Tudors. Adrian Hill, an officer with the Honourable Artillery Company, was Muller’s... View more »
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Earlier today, a 41 round gun salute marked the State Opening of Parliament. 20 rounds were fired as the Tower is a royal palace and fortress and a further 21 were fired for the City of London.

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Earlier this morning, we were delighted to host the final of BBC Radio 2's #500Words - a short story competition for children aged 5-13. The 50 finalists were invited to the Tower where the six winning writers were announced and their stories read out by a star-studded cast including HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, David Suchet and Derek Jacobi. Congratulations to all involved!
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Today in 1483: Edward V is joined by his younger brother, Richard, in the Tower.

The sons of King Edward IV, 12 year old Edward V and his younger brother Richard, were sent to the Tower by their uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. By July, the pair were declared illegitimate and the Duke of Gloucester was crowned King Richard III. The Princes were never seen again...

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On 14 June 1381, the Tower of London is breached for the first and only time in its history, during the Peasants’ Revolt.

King Richard II had left the stronghold of the Tower the day before to go to Mile End to negotiate with the rebel leaders. A group of peasants took advantage of his absence, and that the gates had been left open to await the King’s return. About 400 rebels stormed the... View more »
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In the late 14th century, poll taxes, low wages, hard labour and exploitation had driven the peasants of England to revolt. The riots started in the village of Fobbing in Essex and spread quickly across the country. An estimated 100,000 peasants entered London seeking to petition the young 14-year-old King Richard II with their cause. On 13 June 1381, King Richard sailed from his safe location... View more »
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Today in 1483: William, Lord Hastings is executed at the Tower of London

William had been a close friend and ally of King Edward IV, even following him into exile. However after the King’s death, William was accused of treason by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and was executed the same day.

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