The Tower of London is an impressive set of buildings with a storied history.
They also have a lot of interesting stuff in there like the crown jewels (including the world’s two largest diamonds). Here are some of the more things we found interesting…
They have ravens because of a “legend” that the tower will stand as long as they are there. Ironically, the legend appeared when the tourists did.
We were surprised that we got to see spots (plural as there was more than one) where kings were murdered.
|Deeply disturbing, no question about it|
Some of the armor was tiny. This one was made for a three-year old. They must have been more coordinated than I was at three.
He found the loo.
Bedazzled guns. The sign says it was ordered from a jeweler and never picked up. The jeweler turned it in.
There was also a gold plated revolver that was used in an infamous murder and a gold plated sub machine gun. Was the orderer killed? Incarcerated? Deported?
There was a dragon made from weapons. Check out the claws… they are made from old guns with wooden handles.
This marks the spot where Henry VIII’s wives were executed (Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey).
I’m still not sure why this hand is in the wall. Please send me a note if you do.