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?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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