Thursday, October 28, 2010
United Kingdom - England - Tower of London (1)
"H.M. Tower of London - Fortress - Palace - Prison".
Wooden Fort built in 1066 by William the Conqueror. White Tower Palace built of Kentish Stone 1078 of Norman design. Tudor Prisoners of State brought by boat from the River Thames entrance through "Traitors Gate" to be guarded by the Yeoman Warders.
Sent by Annie, a postcrosser from Worcestershire, England.
The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture of the late 11th century. The ensemble of the Tower of London is a major reference for the history of medieval military architecture, as many stone keeps like it were built across England. The tower has also been a monumental symbol of royal power since the time of William the Conqueror in the 11th century.