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

Saluting Battery

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Saluting Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Cannon have been fired in celebration from Tower Wharf for centuries. Henry VIII marked the coronation of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, with a cannon salute. On your right is the battery where modern guns are fired today to commemorate royal anniversaries, state visits and the State Opening of Parliament.

Sixty-two gun salutes are fired for royal occasions such as the Queen's actual and official birthdays. Forty-one are fired at the State Opening of Parliament, and when a foreign head of state arrives on an official visit to the Queen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.452′ N, 0° 4.688′ 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 walkway along the River Thames. 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. The Tower of London foreshore (here, next to this marker); The Queen’s Stairs (a few steps from
Saluting Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Saluting Battery Marker
this marker); Western entrance (a few steps from this marker); The Byward Postern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Entering the fortress (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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