Tower, An Epic History of The Tower Of London
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Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, record office, observatory and the most visited tourist attraction in the Country: The tower of London has been all these things and more. No building in Britain has been more intimately involved in our island's story than this mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital, a place which stood at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody and frequently cruel events for almost one thousand years.
Now historian Nigel Jones sets this dramatic story firmly in the context of national - and international - events. In a gripping account drawn from primary sources, he pictures the Tower in its many changing moods and its many diverse functions. Here, for the first time, is a thematic portrayal of the Tower of London not just as an ancient structure, but as a living symbol of the nation.
Incorporating a dazzling panoply of political and social detail, TOWER puts one of Britain's most important buildings at the heart of out national story.
Historian and biographer Nigel Jones has written acclaimed books on subjects as diverse as Nazi Germany, Patrick Hamilton and Rupert Brooke. A former deputy editor of History Today and BBC History magazines, he has appeared on historical documentaries on BBC TV and radio and writes and reviews widely for national newspapers and periodicals. Nigel is founder-director of www.historicaltrips.com
The book is published by Hutchinson, Random House, www.randomhouse.co.uk
The Re-Enactor magazine has 5 copies of this book to give away in the December issue!
Anything with a vague historical bent
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