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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The fortress extends

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The fortress extends Marker
Inscription.  
Beneath your feet lie the ancient remains of Edward IV's bulwark. In 1480 he paid to construct this huge addition to the castle's defences which was designed to defend against artillery power.

In the 15th century, two rival dynasties fought for England's throne, resulting in the violent conflict called the Wars of the Roses. The victorious Edward IV had good reason to strengthen his castle at this time. The bulwark's gun emplacements defended the fortress entrance from any city-led attack.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.505′ N, 0° 4.701′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. 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. A place of execution (here, next to this marker); Tea on Tower Hill
The fortress extends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The fortress extends Marker
The marker is on the left. To the right are walls and fortifications of the Tower of London.
(here, next to this marker); The royal menagrie leaves (here, next to this marker); The coronation procession (here, next to this marker); Entering the fortress (a few steps from this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower in 1700 (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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