The Tower Of London

Author : Edward Impey
ISBN : 1858941067
Genre : Architecture
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The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic monuments in the world, conjuring up images of towering battlements, arms and armour, ravens, the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and Norman architecture. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, new photography and new reconstructions at key points in history, this official illustrated history tells the Tower's story.
Category: Architecture

The Crown Jewels

Author : Anna Keay
ISBN : 0500289824
Genre : Crown jewels
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This edition features a specially bound copy of Keay's book together with a facsimile of Joseph Robins's panoramic representation of Queen Victoria's 1838 coronation procession in Westminster Abbey presented together in a clamshell gift box.
Category: Crown jewels

City Of Ravens The Extraordinary History Of London The Tower And Its Famous Ravens

Author : Boria Sax
ISBN : 9781468305272
Genre : History
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The "valuable . . . charming" (Esther Woolfson) story of the mysterious Tower of London ravens Charles II feared Britain would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory plays for tourists. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American Indians to the arctic tundra, all the way to the Tower of London, they have been symbols of cruelty, of survival through adversity, and a loveable icon. Boria Sax shows how our attitudes to the raven and to the natural world have changed enormously over the centuries. By describing the distinct place of this special bird in Western culture, he shows how blurred the lines between myth and history can be. This is a unique and brilliantly readable story of the entwined lives of people and animals.
Category: History

The Tower Of London

Author : Stephen Porter
ISBN : 9781445615707
Genre : History
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Fortress, palace & prison, the 1000-year story of the Tower
Category: History

The Tower Of London In English Renaissance Drama

Author : Kristen Deiter
ISBN : 9781135894061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I fashioned the Tower as a showplace of royal authority, magnificence, and entertainment, many playwrights of the time revealed the Tower's instability as a royal symbol and represented it, instead, as an emblem of opposition to the crown and as a bodily and spiritual icon of non-royal English identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Lady In The Tower

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781446449042
Genre : History
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On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.
Category: History

Elizabeth Of York

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781448191383
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne. Yet after marriage to Henry VII, which united the royal houses of Lancaster and York, a picture emerges of a model consort - mild, pious, generous and fruitful. It has been said that Elizabeth was distrusted by Henry VII and her formidable mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort, but contemporary evidence shows that Elizabeth was, in fact, influential. Alison Weir builds an intriguing portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal, world she inhabited, and revealing the woman behind the myth.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tales From The Tower Of London

Author : Daniel Diehl
ISBN : 0750934964
Genre : History
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The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. This 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.
Category: History