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Tower of London


  • The Tower of London
    The Tower of London
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tower of London a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tower of London Tower of London
Record office in the tower of London Record office in the tower of London

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The clock tower that supports the famous clock 'Big Ben' at the house of parliament in London, is 320 feet high. The bell from which the clock get it's name, weighs 13.5 tones.
    • Tower of London a collection of buildings in the eastern part of London, formerly containing a state prison, and now used as an arsenal and repository of various objects of public interest.
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In literature:

Another was the opening of the Tower Bridge, London, in June, by the Prince and Princess on behalf of the Queen.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Archbishop Laud committed to the Tower of London; execution of Strafford.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
The Tower of London went over to her side.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
She turned to her couch by the window and lay looking at the sun setting behind the roofs, chimneys, and towers of London.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
This romance of the "Tower of London" depicts the Tower as palace, prison and fortress, with many historical associations.
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
Jewel House, Tower of London, 192.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
I was seized the day after this fatal defeat and conducted to the Tower of London.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Josiah, as I said, wanted to see the Tower of London.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
By Alexander Dumas, 1 50 The Tower of London.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
The background of one is a representation of the Tower of London.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
The Tower of London was naturally soon full of grey-bearded Jewish debtors.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
At the Tower of London I saw a very interesting collection of armour, dating from the various centuries.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Having subdued Egypt, he would return before another winter to plant the tricolor on the Tower of London.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
He joined Wallace's rising in 1297, and died in 1298, a prisoner in the Tower of London.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
When we were seated all my fine speeches seemed to have forsaken me, and I sat there as mute and dumb as the Tower of London.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
Then, crowned with ivy, it was set up over the gate of the tower of London.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
That he shall be imprisoned in the tower of London, during the king's pleasure.
"An Essay on the Trial by Jury" by Lysander Spooner
The Tower of London has a more intimate connection with the history of England than any other building.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton

In poetry:

A rumour broke through the thin smoke
Enwreathing abbey, tower, and palace,
The parks, the squares, the thoroughfares,
The million-peopled lanes and alleys,
An ever-muttering prisoned storm,
The heart of London beating warm.
"London" by John Davidson
And all other valuable property was brought to London,
The spoils that the British Army had won;
And it was conveyed in grand procession to the Tower of London,
And the Londoners applauded the British for the honours they had won.
"The Capture of Havana" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Locks changed after Tower of London keys stolen.
A rare security breach has been reported at the Tower of London .
Locks changed after security breach at Tower of London .
Locks changed at Tower of London after keys stolen.
Security breach at Tower of London .
Rare security breach at Tower of London .
LONDON—A rare security breach has been reported at the Tower of London, one of the British capital's most famous landmarks.
The Tower of London is seen in this Tuesday June 12, 2007 file photo.
The Tower of London 's locks were changed after a thief stole the keys last week.
In 1471, King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.
A giant set of Olympic rings are displayed from Tower Bridge on June 27, 2012 in London, England. says to expect things to go bump in the night at the evening tours at the Tower of London.
A view of the fireworks and lightshow at the BT Tower to celebrate Team GB and Paralympics GB success at the Olympics, in central London, Monday Sept 10, 2012.
LONDON — The best view of London's Olympic Park is from the picture windows at the top floor of the John Lewis department store in the vast Westfield Stratford mall five miles east of the Tower of London.
The force was strong with BT Tower in London on September 15 when it was converted into a 581-foot saber to celebrate the release of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy on Blu-Ray.