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The Tower Of London


- The White Tower was commissioned by William I of Normandy (William The Conqueror) as a stamp of his authority on London following his successful invasion of Britain in 1066 which effectively ended England's Anglo-Saxon period and ushered in the reign of the Normans.
- The White Tower is the centrepiece and most recognizable building of The Tower of London complex.
- The White Tower is around 27.4 metres (90 feet) high to the battlements with walls up to 4.5 metres (15 feet) thick at the base.
- The building is constructed from Caen stone brought from Normandy.
- The White Tower is one of both London's and Britain's most famous buildings and as part of the Tower of London, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The White Tower is so-called because it was once whitewashed.










 

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You can't rate that, it'd be like rating Stone Henge. We're so divorced from the world that created it that we can't make any kind of relevent judgement.

I always thought it was let down by it's location though. It should be higher, on a hill, separate from the bustle and mess of the streets below.
 

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No more powerful a symbol of French domination over the English people exists.

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Cherguevara said:
I always thought it was let down by it's location though. It should be higher, on a hill, separate from the bustle and mess of the streets below.
I believe it's proximity to the river was the key for building it where it they did.
 

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A historical masterpiece in the middle of a modern metropolis - 9/10
 
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