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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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