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The Tower of London – White Tower

Inside the White Tower

The White Tower contains mainly suits of armour and weaponry.   In the days of sophisticated construction, a suit of armour could cost as much as a house and was often more of a status symbol than for military purpose.   Nevertheless, when in use, a knight and horse in full armour at the gallop would be terrifying and the equivalent of a modern-day tank.

Dark Knight on Horse

 

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Horse Armour

 

Antique Pistols

 

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Helmet

 

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8 responses

  1. Good post. I think you would want to stand aside if he was charging towards you! I thought most of this stuff has now been moved to Leeds?

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    January 18, 2015 at 18:10

    • I hadn’t heard that but there is certainly plenty in the the tower. More posts on the Tower of London will follow, Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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      January 18, 2015 at 19:44

  2. Awesome photos.

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    January 23, 2015 at 12:56

  3. Great shots! I must visit there next time I come to the UK.

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    January 24, 2015 at 06:24

    • Thank you. It is little pricey at £17 per adult but you do get to see the Crown Jewels (no photographing) and other items. More on the Tower to come..

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      January 24, 2015 at 07:50

  4. Look at those impressive details! He is getting ready to charge though… watch out!

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    January 27, 2015 at 19:17

    • Oh I know, I’ve still got the hoof prints.

      I was once at horse show for the big shire horses. A team, pulling a large wagon, came thundering towards the corner where a small crowd stood. We all backed off quite a way. It’s the thundering of the hooves that is scary. That was only four. Imagine a hundred. 🙂

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      January 27, 2015 at 21:27

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