Tower of London

the Tower of LondonThe Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century by William the conqueror. The tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower was, not only , a royal residence: several kings lived here, especially during turbulent times when the donjon seemed a lot safer than the palace in Westminster. The Tower of London also was a prison famous by it’s prisoners , including Walter Ralegh – kept in the Bloody Tower for 13 years .

standard Tower of London – a castle , a fortress and a prison

The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century by William the conqueror. The tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower was, not only , a royal residence: several kings lived here, especially during turbulent times when the donjon seemed a lot safer than the palace in Westminster. The Tower of London also was a prison famous by it’s prisoners , including Walter Ralegh – kept in the Bloody Tower for 13 years .