Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Famous prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Tower of London today. </li></ul>
Tower of London is historic fortress of the City of London, on the north bank of the Thames River, built on the remains of Roman fortifications .
The tower complex contains 7.5 hectares. It stands on a slight rise known as Tower Hill. The original tower, known as the White Tower or Keep, is flanked by four turrets and enclosed by two lines of fortifications.
History <ul><li>Building of it was started by William the Conqueror in 1078. It was designed by Gundulf, bishop of Rochester, and completed in 1097. </li></ul>
It was used as: <ul><li>a royal residence; </li></ul><ul><li>a prison until Elizabethan times. Use of the tower as a prison was discontinued in the 19th century; </li></ul><ul><li>a place for executions. They were held either in the central keep or outside the tower on Tower Hill. </li></ul>
Anne Boleyn <ul><li>The second wife of Henry VIII. She was imprisoned in The Tower of London for adultery with her brother, three gentlemen of the privy chamber, and a musician of the court and of conspiring with these men against the king's life. And beheaded later. </li></ul>
Elizabeth I <ul><li>The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn who was proclaimed illegitimate, and was held in the Tower of London during the reign of Mary I. </li></ul>
The Ravens of Tower <ul><li>Seven ravens are kept there and believed to bring fortune to England </li></ul>
Ghosts It is believed that the ghost of Anne Boleyn lives there
The Tower of London today <ul><li>It is now largely a showplace and museum </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the country's greatest tourist attractions. </li></ul>