Author name: Zoey

The Crown Jewels

Because the Tower of London was once a fort there are houses where all the soldiers lived, and buildings where they kept all their swords and weapons. Soldiers don’t live there any more of course, but you can still see many of their weapons and the metal suits they used to wear to protect themselves …

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Traitor’s Gate

Let’s go hop over to the river now. Do you see that big gate? That’s called Traitor’s Gate. See the building that’s right on the water’s edge? That’s St. Thomas’ Tower. And see the dark archway there? Inside there is the Gate. That is where the boats came when the sheriff brought prisoners to the …

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The Ravens

The Queen’s House is right next to the Tower Green. That’s not a building; it is the grass or the “green” that belongs to the Tower of London. Although don’t you think a green tower would be funny looking? There’s my uncle over on the bench. Hmm, I don’t think I will call him though. I can …

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The Beefeaters

See those men in the funny-looking blue clothes? Those are the Yeoman Warders. That sounds odd, doesn’t it? But a yeoman is a title in the military, and part of the Tower of London is called the ward, so it really does make sense. A popular name for them is Beefeaters, although no one really …

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