The Bloody Tower

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This dates from the reigns Of Edward III and Richard II and was called by its present name as early as 1597, being believed to be the scene of the murder of Edward V and his brother the Duke of York. It was originally known as the Garden Tower, as it gives upon that part of the open space which was formerly The Constable's garden.

Here Sir Walter Raleigh was allowed to walk at one time during his long imprisonment and other prominent occupants of this tower were Percy, Laud, Jefferies, and possibly James, Duke of Monmouth. Immediately adjoining this tower on the east is THE WAKEFIELD TOWER.

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