Live Halloween Social Media Tour of the Tower of London

| October 31, 2013

Live Halloween Social Media Tour of the Tower of London

Tonight between 8 and 9pm London time (GMT), Yeoman Warder Phil Wilson is going to be leading a LIVE social media tour of the Tower of London’s historic haunted hotspots on the Tower of London’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Here is the blurb from the Historic Royal Palaces website: This Halloween, join Beefeater Phil […]

The Dudley Carving of the Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London

| October 21, 2013

The Dudley Carving of the Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London

This beautiful carving of the Dudley coat of arms is thought to have been made by John Dudley, son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, who died on this day in 1554 shortly after his release from the Tower of London. John is said to have carved the coat of arms into the stone wall […]

31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 31, 2013

At 5 o’clock in the evening of 31st May 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn left the Tower of London and began her coronation procession to Westminster Hall. Click the image to see a larger animation of the procession The Queen’s part of the procession was led by the servants of Jean de Dinteville, the French ambassador, […]

My Visit to the Tower of London on 19 May 2013

| May 22, 2013

My Visit to the Tower of London on 19 May 2013

The Tower of London is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year, being jam-packed with history and historical artefacts, but there’s nothing quite like visiting it on 19th May, the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution, and I was lucky to be able to go this year with Tim and our children. We […]

2 May 1536 – To the Tower

| May 2, 2013

2 May 1536 – To the Tower

At dawn on 2nd May 1536, Sir Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool and great friend, was taken to the Tower of London. He had been held at York Place overnight after being interrogated by the King, but “would confess nothing to the King.”1 Mark Smeaton had also been taken to the Tower, […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Four – Tower of London

| October 1, 2012

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Four – Tower of London

Apologies for the delay in posting this article, Tim was travelling back home after the tour, and some of the guests (un-named!) had a very late night on the last night, so he didn’t get a chance to upload the pictures. Over to Tim… Our last day was spent at the Tower of London. We […]

10 July 1553 – Jane the Quene by Tamise Hills

| July 10, 2012

10 July 1553 – Jane the Quene by Tamise Hills

Today we have a guest article from Tamise Hills from The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide Blog. Thank you so much, Tamise! Over to Tamise… As my train crosses the bridge into Cannon Street station on my journey to work today, I will look at the Tower of London and try to picture Lady Jane […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 Diary Entry

| June 16, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 Diary Entry

Here is Tim’s diary entry for the last full day of the Executed Queen’s Tour… Our last day trip on the Executed Queens tour was a visit to the Tower of London. Although I hadn’t thought about it at the time, this was actually the perfect ending to the tour. All week we had been […]