The Sword Room

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This room contains cases devoted to swords from the i5th century up to the middle of the 19th century, and a collection of British and French regimental cavalry helmets and infantry shakos.

Here you will find one of the original fire-places of the White Tower, its flue being carried up for a short distance in the wall, and ending in narrow openings for the escape of smoke on either side of a buttress on the east face of the Tower.

On this floor and on the floor below are small "garderobe" chambers, or latrines contrived in the thickness of the wall, some of them retaining the original arched vents on the outside.

From this room we pass to THE WEAPON ROOM.

Next page: Weapon Room

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