London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Edward Iís formidable fortress
By 1281 Edward I had swept aside his father Henry III's moat and entrance and replaced them with new, more sophisticated versions. He ringed Henry III's outer wall with another, making the Tower a concentric castle.
Begun in 1275, the moat was dug to keep attackers at a distance and to prevent them undermining the castle walls. The mighty fortress would have been reflected in its waters. The moat had a more peaceful role too — it was used as a fishpond to supply the castle with food and also powered two mills.
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Location. 51° 30.545′ N, 0° 4.674′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west on Tower Hill. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strengthening the fortress (here, next to this marker); The Tower in 1700 (here, next to this marker); The Tower Hill Memorial The Tower Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Hill Execution Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A place of execution (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The fortress extends (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.