the inside of the White Tower, which has been turned into a
are some shots of the original features of the tower. The Tower's
Construction began 1078 thanks to William the Conquerer. The
Normans needed a stronghold to protect them from the inhabitants of
London. The Tower was finished in 1087. The stone was
from France. Directly built into the walls, as you see, we have a
staircase, lavatory, and Norman fireplace.
of St. John's
chapel was part of
William the Conquerer's original contruction plans. This
still functioning chapel is one of the better
preserved sections of the Tower. It is an example
of Anglo-Norman architecture. This chapel has seen
a lot of uses over the centuries, and in later history was used to
store state records.
National Armory is also located in the White Tower. In
times these arms would have had a practical purpose. Now they are
displayed in exhibits to help visitors learn about the past. Above
displayed in the armory.
Armory contains a
of weapons dating back to the time
of King Henry VIII.
Some of the more interesting exhibits are the suits of armor.
There are a variety of styles and sizes.
On the left(above
is smaller armor for princes. On the right is Asian armor
made for James I.