marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

Tower

Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London by Nigel Jones

An interesting account of things about the Tower of London.

Arranged in part thematically. The menagerie, with such details as how a polar bear was allowed to fish in the Thames when the budget for its meals was not enough, and how it was ended because Wellington thought of it as a military outpost, so a menagerie was inappropriate. Its time as a mint, with a lot on Sir Isaac Newton. Brushes on the ghosts, discusses escapes.

Most, of course, revolves about its prisoners, how they got there, how they ended up, whether they were executed on the grounds. Which is not, of course, light reading
Tags: history reviews: across eras, non-fiction: buildings
Subscribe

  • Beyond the Clouds, Vol. 3

    Beyond the Clouds, Vol. 3 by Nicke Spoilers ahead for the earlier volumes. Mia and Theo find the key for his scooter in missing. Trying to consult…

  • Beyond the Clouds 2

    Beyond the Clouds 2 by Nicke The continued adventures of Theo and Mia. He not only persuades the old man in the forest to give him a treatment for…

  • Beyond the Clouds

    Beyond the Clouds, Vol. 1 by Nicke The opening of a definite series. Our hero, the youngest apprentice, is sent to do maintenance on the town…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments