Story of TheTower of London (Paperback)
  • Story of TheTower of London (Paperback)
zoom

Story of TheTower of London (Paperback)

(author)
£19.95
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 11/06/2015
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This book reveals the fascinating stories, dramatic events and colorful characters that make up the Tower of London's remarkably long and varied history. Written from a social perspective, it presents a fresh appraisal of this world-famous site and sets it apart from any other available book. It offers a comprehensive history of the fortress, from its Roman origins right up to the present day. With over 200 color illustrations and a comprehensive and chronological narrative divided into thematic chapters, it conveys brilliantly the many and varied stories which make up the Tower's history - from the menagerie and royal mint to the roll call of its famous prisoners. The story of the Tower of London is, in many respects, the story of England. When building work began on the fortress, the capital was little more than a small town with no more than 10,000 inhabitants. Almost 1,000 years later, the fortress still stands as a symbol of royal power, pomp and ceremony, tradition, heritage, military might, treachery and torture. Its myriad roles are reflected in the complex series of buildings that make up this formidable, magnificent fortress - an iconic site that still attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year.

Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781858946337
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 256 x 212 mm

You may also be interested in...

English Cathedral
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
Vanishing Stepwells of India
Added to basket
Interiors of Chester Jones
Added to basket
Making of Three Gardens
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Basquiat
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
The Crown in Focus
Added to basket
Whitehall Palace
Added to basket
£12.95
Hardback
The Karakoram
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback
Country House Ideal
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Angie Lewin: Plants and Places
Added to basket
Story of Hampton Court Palace
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.