Tower of London

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Tower of London

n
(Placename) a fortress in the City of London, on the River Thames: begun 1078; later extended and used as a palace, the main state prison, and now as a museum containing the crown jewels

Tow′er of Lon′don

(ˈtaʊ ər)
n.
a historic fortress in London, England: orig. a royal palace, later a prison, now an arsenal and museum.
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Noun1.Tower of London - a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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Tower of London

n the Tower of Londonla Torre di Londra
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We could have blown up the Tower of London with these charges.
They are worthy to rank with Cruikshank's illustrations of Jack Sheppard and The Tower of London, as mementoes of the little old smokeless London before the century of Johnson, though that, too, as Dr.
Remember the warning you have received keep secret what has this night befallen you, and you will have no room to repent it neglect what is now told you, and the Tower of London shall not protect you against our revenge.''
I felt as if I were walking up and down in the Armory, in the Tower of London! My dear boy, don't think me a vulgar brute for hinting at it, but you may depend upon it, all they wanted was your money.
He also visited the Tower of London and Madame Tussaud's exhibition.
"And did you promise the queen," resumed D'Artagnan, petulantly, "to storm the Tower of London, to kill a hundred thousand soldiers, to fight victoriously against the wishes of the nation and the ambition of a man, and when that man is Cromwell?
Opposite the Tower of London he found the vessel that had been named to him, delivered his letter to the captain, who after having it examined by the governor of the port made immediate preparations to sail.
Dobbin, who arrived on the beautiful bay horse in the afternoon--in the green coat and pink neck-cloth, with the gold-headed whip, who promised to show him the Tower of London and take him out with the Surrey hounds." At last, he said, "There was an old gentleman, with thick eyebrows, and a broad hat, and large chain and seals." He came one day as the coachman was lunging Georgy round the lawn on the gray pony.
We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St.
Bailey's beautifully enunciated, pleasantly pitched, expressive and elegant voice is perfectly suited to this huge biography of a relatively little-known but intriguing figure in English history: baseborn Perkin Warbeck or Richard Plantagenet, one of the two little princes incarcerated in the Tower of London and presumably murdered by Richard III.
FROM MAY 1ST, THE TOWER OF LONDON is opening a new permanent installation entitled `Torture at the Tower'.
The men from North America will also guard St James's Palace and be on parade at the Tower of London for the next month.

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