Tower of London

Tower of London

Begun around 1078 by William the Conqueror and expanded in the 13th century, the Tower of London is a formidable castle on the banks of the River Thames.

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Tower of London


6 Jul 1535

Execution of Sir Thomas More

28 Jul 1540

Execution of Thomas Cromwell


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