Tower Of London

The Tower makes many appearances in LONDON. It had a sister tower in Colchester, and was built on the site of a Roman fort. An account of its political purpose, the details of its constrution, and its secret passages, is given in the 'Tower' chapter of LONDON.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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