Tower of London: The Official Illustrated Guide [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 128 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 285x230x12 mm, kaal: 729 g, 180 colour illustrations
  • Ilmumisaeg: 10-May-2000
  • Kirjastus: Merrell Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1858941067
  • ISBN-13: 9781858941066
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  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 128 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 285x230x12 mm, kaal: 729 g, 180 colour illustrations
  • Ilmumisaeg: 10-May-2000
  • Kirjastus: Merrell Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1858941067
  • ISBN-13: 9781858941066
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An up-to-date history of one of the most visited monuments in the world that includes evidence from the most recent archaeological investigations and research. Many superb colour photographs illustrate the site's development from its first use as a fortified position in Roman London, to its construction and expansion into a major royal palace.

An up-to-date history of one of the most visited monuments in the world that includes evidence from the most recent archaeological investigations and research. Many superb colour photographs illustrate the site's development from its first use as a fortified position in Roman London, to its construction and expansion into a major royal palace. The Tower's function constantly changed and adapted during its lengthy life as exhibited by its use as a mint, prison, zoo, Record Office, military hospital, repository for the Crown jewels and museum. Each section contains many fascinating snippets of information, plans and charts which vividly bring the structures and personalities of the Tower to life.

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This is a beguiling and refreshing portrait, accessible and affordable, with much to interest, amuse and surprise the reader - COUNTRY LIFE Lavishly illustrated and detailed ... hugely informative - WHAT'S ON IN LONDON

Introduction 7(4)
PART 1 The TOWER in the MIDDLE AGES
Before the Tower AD 43--1066
11(4)
The Conqueror's Castle 1066--1100
15(6)
The Twelfth Century 1100--1200
21(4)
The Castle Expands 1200--1307
25(16)
The Later Middle Ages 1307--1485
41(10)
PART 2 The TOWER and its INSTITUTIONS 1485--2000
The Royal Lodgings 1485--1604
51(6)
The Arsenal before 1660
57(4)
The Arsenal after 1660
61(12)
The Garrison and Fortifications
73(10)
The Royal Mint
83(4)
The Tower Record Office
87(4)
The State Prison
91(6)
The Public Showplace
97(16)
The Tower Community
113(4)
The Castle Restored
117(6)
The Tower in the Twentieth Century
123(3)
Glossary and Further Reading 126(1)
Index 127(1)
Picture Credits and Acknowledgements 128
Edward Impey, an executive director of English Heritage, was formerly Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and a Research Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He has written widely on architectural and historical subjects, and has been involved in the history of Kensington Palace, and its presentation to the public, since 1995. He has also written widely on medieval domestic and military architecture in England and northern France, and has directed much historical and archaeological research on the Tower of London. Geoffrey Parnell is Keeper of Tower History at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a former English Heritage Inspector of Ancient Monuments. He has undertaken various excavations at the Tower, and has written extensively on the archaeology of the site and the history of its buildings and institutions.