Photo by Gail ML Thomas
Every lover of English history has heard about the Tower of London - actually a complex of buildings - and probably imagined what it might have been like to be a prisoner there. Certainly the Tudors made use of this ancient stronghold and it was here that Queen Anne Boleyn (second wife of King Henry VIII) and Sir Thomas More were imprisoned and eventually beheaded. This water gate, built by Edward I and dubbed Traitors' Gate since at least 1544, was the entrance for many prisoners arriving by barge from the Thames.
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