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King Eddie-baby the First (not his official name) threw up the Beauchamp Tower around the end of the 13th century
He used brick in the construction of it which was a new idea at the time for castle constructions (they were on offer at the builder's merchants)
The tower takes is so named for Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, imprisoned 1397-99 by Richard II. The three-storey structure was used often for prisoners of high rank.
The view from the room where such prisoners were held is seen on the photo, (provided by anthonyjhicks.com). From here the unfortunate could see his scaffold being erected - ready for his eventual demise (see seperate tip on 'The Scaffold')
Many find the inscriptions carved on the stone walls here by prisoners in the upper room quite fascinating. One was completed by Lord Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey, whoose name appears. I guess you have to do something when the telly is on the blink.
Address: Tower Hill, EC3
Directions: Tower Hill tube
Phone: 0 20 7709 0765
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