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Tales From the Tower: Secrets and Superstitions from a Glorious and Gory Past
     

Tales From the Tower: Secrets and Superstitions from a Glorious and Gory Past

by Think Books (Editor), Caroline Ball (Editor)
 
Since William the Conqueror designed it nearly 1,000 years ago, the Tower of London has spurred not only historic events but a wealth of myths, misconceptions, secrets, and superstitions. Featuring references from such luminaries as Sir Thomas More, Shakespeare, and Gilbert and Sullivan, this fascinating tribute takes a tour through the Tower’s gory, glorious,

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Since William the Conqueror designed it nearly 1,000 years ago, the Tower of London has spurred not only historic events but a wealth of myths, misconceptions, secrets, and superstitions. Featuring references from such luminaries as Sir Thomas More, Shakespeare, and Gilbert and Sullivan, this fascinating tribute takes a tour through the Tower’s gory, glorious, and sometimes glamorous history. It answers such intriguing questions as: What really happened to the little princes who were imprisoned there? Who was the most famous person to be tortured in its vast space? And what could happen if the ravens that live there were forced to leave—and why can’t they fly away?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845250263
Publisher:
Think Books
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.77(d)

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