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 in battle. These metal suits were called armor. They covered the soldier from his toes to his head, and were very heavy to wear. They must have made a lot of noise when they walked, you could probably hear them coming. I wonder if I can get my dad to wear a suit of armor so I can hear him coming when he wants me to take out the trash … hehehehehehe.
Right next to the place where the soldiers lived is a building called the Jewel House. This is where the Crown Jewels are kept. You’ve heard of those, haven’t you? They are said to worth so much money it can’t be counted. That must be a lot! The crowns have lots of diamonds, rubies, and pearls that sparkle and shine. And the crown is made of real gold. It’s very heavy though so I don’t think you could wear it for long without getting a stiff neck. I wonder if the Queen wears her crown when she is in her kitchen making breakfast? Or maybe she wears it when she is watching television? What do you think?
Wow, armor and swords, and jewels
and treasure and history!
The Tower of London sure is a great place to visit! I’m so lucky I get to live here all the time. Now I saved one of the best things for last. That is the White Tower …
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