The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London.  White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London, where prisoners were taken into custody, including Princess Elizabeth.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London. Traditionally thought of the entrance by which the Princess Elizabeth entered the tower; historian David Starkey disagrees with this theory.

The first ceramic poppy was planted in July and the final one will be added on 11 November. By then, 888,246 poppies will fill the moat, each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict.

In pictures: The poppies at the Tower of London

Contrast: The Tower of London, first built in the century, is surrounded by a sea of scarlet poppies in the shadow of the Shard - which became Europe's tallest building when it was completed in 2012 (picture taken Thursday November

This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower, including Queen Anne Boleyn.

St. John's Chapel, Tower of London (Norman--11th C.)

Facts About the Tower of London (with Photos)

Volunteers plant 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London to remember the war dead via @MPSinthesky

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Poppy Appeal at Tower of London created by ceramic artist Paul Cummings and stage designer Tom Piper. ceramic poppies commemorates the fallen soldiers of First World War - it's about loss and commemoration.

Graffiti at the Tower of London.  Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

century graffiti carved into the cells of the Tower of London by prisoners awaiting execution.

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