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Tower, Nigel Jones, book reviewWhen it comes to historical buildings, there are few with quite so much pedigree as the Tower of London. It has stood through so many years, so much history, that the past is almost literally seeping from its walls.

With a long-standing interest history, particularly the Tudor period, Tower by Nigel Jones was definitely a book for me. “An Epic History of the Tower of London” it was subtitled as – perfect, I thought, all this wonderfully fascinating history presented through its relationship to the Tower. Construction began under William the Conqueror in the 1080s, and throughout the centuries the Tower has been a fortress, palace, jail, torture chamber and zoo.


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