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In 1240, Henry III painted the tower dungeon in white, making it the white tower.
The defenses of the tower failed once. It was during the peasants revolt of 1381, the rebels ran through the open doors.
The last prisoners left the prison in 1952.
The personal guards of Henry VII were the first "Beefeaters", so named because they were allowed to eat as much beef as they wanted at the king's table.
One of the most famous legends of the Tower concerns the crows. The story goes that if the crows leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall. In reality, these birds have their flight feathers cut to prevent them from flying.
The tower was built in about 20 years. The masons arrived from Normandy, bringing with them the Caen stone in France.
All the coins of the kingdom were made at the "Tower Mint" from the reign of Edward I until 1810.
At the time of the Tudor, the tower became the most important state prison in the country. Anyone considered a threat to national security is brought here.
Three queens of England were executed in the tower in the 16th century: Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Jane Gray. After their execution, the headless bodies of the queens were buried quickly and carelessly under the chapel without any memorial.
On the night of October 31, 1841, the department store directly adjacent to the House of Jewelry ignites, but fortunately the jewels were saved just in time.

Famous visitors

When the Tower of London was a prison, many people have been executed, for example:

William Hastings
Accused of conspiracy by Richard III of England and executed by decapitation on June 13, 1483.
Thomas More
He was imprisoned and beheaded for "treachery" on July 6, 1535 because he disliked the decisions of King Henry VIII.
Catherine Howard
Fifth wife of Henry VIII, she is found guilty of adultery and treason and beheaded on February 13, 1542.
Jane Boleyn (Lady Rochefort)
She helped Catherine Howard commit adultery and was sentenced to death by decree on February 13, 1542.

Famous quote

Remember…. remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot, I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes (1570-1606)