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Tower of London
Transcript of Tower of London
Plans for the Tower Bridge were devised around 1876 when the east of London became extremely crowded and a bridge across the Thames in that area of the city seemed a necessity. Tower Bridge is situated, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. Big Ben Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.
The Big Ben has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England and is often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century by William the Conqueror to enforce the power of the king over the newly conquered region. The Tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex that we know today.
The fortress, strategically located at the Thames, was originally not more than a temporary wooden building which was replaced later by the White Tower. Over time the complex was expanded into a stronghold with about 20 towers.
Today the Tower of London is best known for its Crown Jewels The Tower was also a royal residence: several kings lived here. THE TOWER OF LONDON The White Tower is a central tower, the old keep , at the Tower of London . It was built by William the Conqueror during the late 11th century, and subsequently extended. It is not a single construction but it is a set of buildings with different shapes and functions, is built of stone and has an excellent defense tower. Chiara Santori WHITE TOWER The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers Letizia Bianchini Michela Ferri Classe 3° B a.f.m. Queen's jewels... The jewels house was built to house the royal regalia, including jewels, plate and symbols of royal such as the crown, sceptre and sword Before William the conqueror During William the conqueror William the Conqueror