The Tower of London at Night

The Tower of London © British Tours Ltd. With Kind Permission of Historic Royal Palaces. Panoramic photography by Jason Doll-Steinberg

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In its 900 year history, The Tower of London has been a fortress, palace, prison, jewel house, arsenal, mint, menagerie and place of execution. Royalty, notables, traitors and criminals have met a grisly end here including Guy Fawkes tortured into confession after the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, two of Henry Vlll's wives executed on Tower Green away from the ghoulish crowds, and the Little Princes murdered by their uncle Richard lll.