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

The White Tower and Royal Armouries

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The White Tower and Royal Armouries Marker
Inscription.
William the Conqueror began building his great keep, known as the White Tower in the 1070s, and it was probably finished by his sons. They built the White Tower on this spot to frighten invaders arriving from the river and to intimidate the conquered Londoners. Inside it had two floors above a deep basement. A thick central wall divided each floor into two large rooms, with a chapel on the upper floor. The earliest record of painting the building white was in March 1240 during Henry IIIís reign.

Designed as a royal residence for the Norman kings, the keep soon became more useful as a safe place to keep things. For over 700 years the White Tower's main use was as a military storehouse and is still used today by the Royal Armouries to display weapons and armour.

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Location. 51° 30.47′ N, 0° 4.536′ 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. Touch for map. Located within the walls of the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The White Tower and Royal Armouries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The White Tower and Royal Armouries Marker
walking distance of this marker. The White Tower and Roman City Wall (here, next to this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Fortress Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage (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 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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