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THE STORY OF THE TOWER OF LONDON. Tracy Borman. Merrell Publishers Ltd, London, 2015. Published in association with Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey. 160 pp. with 185 ills. (154 col.). 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781858946337 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 theworld each year.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Several Periods — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165614
Hardcover $34.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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