Tales from the Tower of London

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Sutton, 2004 - History - 205 pages
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The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place with frightening regularity. Tales from the Tower is the factual history of the great building itself told through the true stories of the people, royal and common, good and bad, heroes and villains, who lived and died there. Including characters such as William the Conqueror, the Princes in the Tower, Jane Grey, Guy Fawkes, Colonel Blood and Rudolf Hess, the broad range of stories encompassed in Tales from the Tower present a microcosm of all human experience, from love and death to greed and betrayal, all played out against romantic period settings ranging from medieval knights in shining armour to the darkest days of World War II.. Anyone who loves history and adventure will find Tales from the Tower a classic page turner.

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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

Glanced through this, but was warned by a review that it gets things wrong, so it really was a glance. Seems okay for what it is intended to be -- a light and interesting read accessible to most ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

Enjoyed this book, I already knew some of the tales but not all. A good well written book that I could recommend. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Diehl is an author and cultural historian

Mark Donnelly is Reader for History at St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill. His many books include "Britain and the Second World WarA" (1999).

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