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Tower of London
Located south of the river Thames in London, the Tower of London is a landmark that has been around for centuries. It is a place where you can see the Crown Jewels, which are more than twenty thousand sparkling stones. The crown jewels have been protected since the late seventeenth century and only the monarch can touch them. These jewels are only on display during rare occasions. They are thought to be worth at least a billion dollars.
The Tower of London is a historical building that has survived several wars and plagues. It was originally built as a royal palace. It has also been used as a prison. The Crown Jewels are kept inside the Tower and only the monarch is allowed to see them. During World War II, the Tower was used as a prisoner of war camp. It was also used for training recruits.
The Tower of London is also home to a menagerie. In the Middle Ages, monarchs would receive exotic animals as gifts from other monarchs. This menagerie was known as the Royal Menagerie and featured lions, polar bears, kangaroos, elephants and leopards. It also became the basis for the London Zoo, which is now located in Regent's Park. During the WWII, Tower was used to house famous Nazi prisoner of war Rudolf Hess.
King Edward V and his younger brother were seen in the Tower before they disappeared. Their bodies were thought to be buried between 1450 and 1550. However, it is unclear whether they were murdered or simply buried in an unspecified location.
King John started the menagerie in the Tower of London in the 1200s. The lions and other animals were kept in unnatural conditions and died soon after arrival. The menagerie was closed in 1835. A book on the Tower of London includes information on lions, racoons, ostriches, bears and golden eagles.
The Yeoman Warders are responsible for guarding the Tower of London. These men are nicknamed "Beefeaters" because they were paid partly in prime beef. They also served as a guard for the King on his travels. They were later given the name Yeomen of the Guard. These men are still responsible for securing the Tower of London today. The Tower is home to a small community of residents and a military garrison. They are also the official royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Tower of London was built as a royal palace. In the Middle Ages, monarchs brought exotic animals as gifts for themselves and their court. The menagerie was a source of prestige and an attraction for the city of London. Some of the animals were later moved to the London Zoo. The royal menagerie closed in 1835, although it is believed that the animals may still be alive.
The Tower of London is a great source of information about the history of London. Many people have visited the site to see the crown jewels, which are only visible on rare occasions. There are also many famous faces that are said to haunt the site.
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