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The Tower of London: an introduction

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During its near-1000 year history, the Tower of London has been used as a royal residence, prison, armoury, zoo, treasure house and storehouse but every one of these uses stems from its might as a fortress and symbol of royal power. And today it is still a working fortress with a military presence, daily ceremonies including the Ceremony of the Keys to secure the Tower for the night and the community of Beefeaters and Tower officials that live here with their families. Here, Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater to you and I) Dickie Dover gives an introduction to this British icon.
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Silly Goose (1 month ago)
dude, this is cool, England: please protect yourselves from muslims🐷
Xxzombiehunter888xX (3 months ago)
William the Conqueror in 1066
MYPicks (5 months ago)
Greg Simon (7 months ago)
любопытно моладиц
Greg Simon (7 months ago)
r круто молодиц
Aimira Amangali_ (9 months ago)
Endlish London is big and very interesting,and I also like! Русский Лондон большенный и весьма увлекательный,и мне также нравиться! Қазақ тілі Лондон ұлкен жəне ең қызықты,жəне маған ұнайды! English,Русский,Қазақ тілі!
Moggle Toggle (1 year ago)
My left ear really enjoyed this. Thanks
Jenna Blakeslee (1 month ago)
JFBann (9 months ago)
ha, same here.
Brooke I. (11 months ago)
Rheinkraft OMG I thought My headphone is broken 😂 thanks for your comment...lol
Matthew Medley (1 year ago)
Just visited today for the fourth time. Absolutely fascinating. One of best historical places to visit in London.
John Cena (1 year ago)
Abonniert mich !
John Cena (1 year ago)
Hallo klasse 7c !!! Von Tom
Lodin (1 year ago)
Simon V (1 year ago)
I needed it for my homework xD anyone else? :D
Lodin (1 year ago)
Amy Born (1 year ago)
Simon Viehl Yes, me !
Charles Hanks (1 year ago)
Inverness scotland
In ten sixty six!
ni uy (1 year ago)
yes. yes. i need ticket sponsor....
Faih Nomikou (1 year ago)
iammontecristo (1 year ago)
Last time I was there, one of the crows walked right through my legs
David Müller (2 years ago)
so bad guys
Saim Rasool (2 years ago)
thank you for showing me this video, hopefully it will help me in my presentasjon about the tower of london
Lodin (1 year ago)
where are you from? "presentasjon" xD somewhere in scandinavia? :D
Saim Rasool (2 years ago)
+K1LL3R G1RLY nice!
Ms.Diamondary (2 years ago)
This is great it helped me on my geography assignment!!
Daniel Holowaty (2 years ago)
I can not understand your shitty accent
Gail Mcleary (10 months ago)
Daniel Holowaty, learn English and would understand this accent.
Rayana Hossain (2 years ago)
daniel holowaty this ist right
Daniel Holowaty (2 years ago)
khan sher Do I know you?
zLoveMyKlitten— (3 years ago)
it,s big shit
Tanker19 (4 years ago)
Tanker19 (4 years ago)
+pokol14 xd
Tanker19 (4 years ago)
buda fcking pest xdddddd
jmthereal (4 years ago)
haft granate (4 years ago)
sau die drecks scheisse für schlitzaugen mit ris in er fresse
baumhauskatzeblume (4 years ago)
petensly (1 year ago)
MrMickcraft (4 years ago)
MrMickcraft (4 years ago)
j aime l anglais cour
Amauryf Prive (4 years ago)
Lol ça veut rien dire !
Amauryf Prive (4 years ago)
Je suis Français et je suis en cour d'anglais :p
Yani Asma (3 years ago)
Moi aussi et vu que je le fais chier je regardes les commentaires ... Comme toi XD
MrMickcraft (4 years ago)
Brayden Howard (4 years ago)
whoever made this video is a biased dumbass, they didn't mention at all how much torture, murder, and bloodshed occured in that building, and he made it seem like such a good place such as when he said the prisoners were privileged to stay there and how it "protected" the people it, dude, STFU, you are such a biased cunt, you don't deserve to make videos about history if you can't even get your damn facts right
Gordon Smith (2 years ago)
+Brayden Howard, so the commentary didn't fit with your take on English history. 1. The tower was built by our Norman conquerors. 2. It was and still is, a Royal Palace and Fortress. 3. For most of it's history it was the home of the King 4. State prisoners were indeed held there. 5. Fewer than a dozen people have been executed within the tower. Most state executions took place on Tower Hill. 6. The last execution in the Tower was during WW2 (A German spy) The fate of the two sons of King Edward V is still not certain, but there's some evidence that they were smuggled abroad to the care of their aunt - the Duchess of Burgundy.
Ronnie Lee Dill Jr (4 years ago)
I want to visit it late at night. Ta see If Tha ANY BLOODAA GHOSTS!
MSSEENOT (4 years ago)
lukas machsrt du das?
MSSEENOT (4 years ago)
das ist ein langeweiliges viedeo
legenddz (5 years ago)
Alter kommentiert mal lösungen :D ;) ^^
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Fy'Raka (5 years ago)
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Ludwig Stangenberg (5 years ago)
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Victo Herrera (5 years ago)
i couldn´t understand what he said at all. i liked the video but for the next time search someone that can modulate right.
Brighton DeChienne (5 years ago)
Commoner, Clearly, you are the one that is That. You are dis-missed.
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Brighton DeChienne (5 years ago)
The Tower of London is shit.
Brighton DeChienne (1 year ago)
Waggle your Shame at me.
CelosTV (5 years ago)
Cant wait to check this out in person.
Down2Earth (6 years ago)
Maira Haroon (6 years ago)
was ist die steigerung von schlecht? schlecht, schlechter, dieses Video:D
Maira Haroon (6 years ago)
jo eva
TheSeekerBabe (6 years ago)
Have you read anything about the Aokigahara Forest.....? It is the most common spot for suicides in Japan....understandably, the locals won't let their children play there.... I would bet that place is haunted, if a place ever was.
Saint12891 (6 years ago)
its my greatest wish to visit the tower of London ... i love ghosts..and i believe this is the most haunted place on the planet earth !!!!!!
john atco (6 years ago)
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ARIEL CAMACHO (6 years ago)
cant wait to go here!!
asad shan (6 years ago)
you should see the the tower from inside it is so wicked!!!!!! the graffitti is so amazing
Tamara Willems (6 years ago)
How long do you have to plan to visit the whole tower? Is 2 hours enough?
Natacha Grande Butera (6 years ago)
This is beautiful! I visit at Easter last year and I do not regret! the jewels of Queen are beautiful!
IllCoilYouUp (6 years ago)
My right ear felt left behind :(
TheKayGamer (6 years ago)
I have got to watch YouTube videos for homework, that's great! ^^
Tim Welch (7 years ago)
I've been there! It was so cool
gassmansgoffa (7 years ago)
well done. This is the most fantastic informative short clip of the tower I have heard. I have seen you, Dickie Dover on your tour of the tower, also on your night off doing the jack the ripper tour, All very informative and well presented , your talent is wasted, you should be treading the boards, or on film. Thank you well worth the visit to see you I will recommend too all my contacts.
cleogurl79 (9 years ago)
a place i have always dreamed of visiting one day...i agree with leesetters, hope you could do whitehall next :) cheers!

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