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Defunct Prisons in England - Tower of London, Norman Cross, Harperley POW Camp 93, Oxford Castle, Norwich Castle, Wallingford Castle, Galleries of (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Tower of London, Norman Cross, Harperley POW Camp 93, Oxford Castle, Norwich Castle, Wallingford Castle, Galleries of Justice, Eden Camp Museum, Bodmin Jail, Prince Rupert's Tower, Derby Gaol, Belle Vue Gaol, Bocardo Prison, Hexham Old Gaol, York Castle Museum, The Weare, Richard III Museum. Excerpt: The Tower of London, seen from the River Thames, with a view of the water-gate called Traitors' GateHer Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison since at least 1100, although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site. The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of the...

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Imprint: University-Press.Org
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-61896-8
Barcode: 9781230618968
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-61896-1

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