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Mystical places of Great Britain
The aim of this work is the discovery of the unknown Great Britain, mystical UK .
On the basis of purpose have been allocated the following tasks:
To explore the diversity of the mystical buildings of the UK
To identify the locks in which, as they say, meet the ghosts. Give a brief description of these castles
Information about the existence of the mystical secrets of the UK helps to expand horizons and knowledge of those people who interested in the history and culture of the UK and also attracts people who never were interested in that. The Tower of London is one of the most imposing
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most imposing and popular of Londons historical sites. It comprises notone, but 20 towers. The oldest of which, the White Tower, dates back to the llth century and the time of William the Conqueror. Nowadays a lot of tourists visit the Tower of London, because of the Towers evil reputation as a prison. The Tower is famous as home of the Crown Jewels. Today they can be viewed in their new jewel house. They include the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother which contains the celebrated Indian diamond.
The development of the Tower
The Tower of London was begun in the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-1087) and remained unchanged for over a century. Then, between 1190 and 1285, the White Tower was encircled by two towered curtain walls and a great moat. The only important enlargement of the Tower after that time was the building of the Wharf in the 14th century. Today the medieval defences remain relatively unchanged.
The Ghosts Of The Tower Of London
The Tower of London is home to some of the most famous ghost stories in history. Here are some of the eerie tales and mysterious happenings from London’s oldest fortress. Tower, built by William the Conqueror, is the favorite place of ghosts. The noble ladies and lords, who spent there last days, return to those dark walls day after day. The Ghost of the Countess Margaret of Salisbury, was executed at the age of seventeen in 1541, loves to scare the night guards. You can to understand a lady, after all, her death was terrible — the executioner managed to cut off her head only the third attempt. The Ghost of the executed Anne Boleyn did not leave the tower for centuries. Anna, second wife of
The legend of the Tower ravens
It is said that the kingdom and the Tower of London will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress. There are seven ravens at the Tower today — the required six, plus one spare!
Charles II is thought to have been the first to insist that the ravens of the Tower be protected after he was warned that the crown and the Tower itself would fall if they left.
The Kings order was given against the wishes of his astronomer, John Flamsteed, who complained the ravens impeded the business of his observatory in the White Tower.