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....
|Title||:||The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated History: The Official Illustrated Guide (Official Illusrtated History)|
|Publisher||:||Merrell Publishers Auflage 01 1 Januar 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||128 Seiten|
|File Size||:||592 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated History: The Official Illustrated Guide (Official Illusrtated History) Reviews
Very informative and beautiful made book about The Tower. I bought it after my visit to Kensington Palace to have a Memory of it. I love to browse through it from time to time to see the pictures again and ot read in it.
I bought another book by Parnell about the Tower (The Tower of Londong Past & Present) that basically consisted of the past 150 years of photographs of the Tower. I was a little disappointed by that book because I wanted juicy history. As a result, I was a little hesitant to order this book without really knowing anything.Let me tell you- this book is FABULOUS. It is a thorough history of the Tower chock-full of photographs of the Tower and its archaelogical finds, paintings representing the history of the Tower, diagrams, writings, you name it. There's even a picture of the head of Simon of Sudbury.The book is broken down into two parts. The first part is "The Tower in the Middle Ages" which is largely architectural information about the start and development of the castles, covering the years AD 43 to 1485. Of course, the architectural info only makes sense in light of the political and social realities that dictated the Tower's structure, and there is plenty of that info as well.The second section continues telling the story of the physical history of the Tower, but talks more about its functions (royal lodgings, arsenal, prison, etc.). "The Tower and its Institutions" covers the years 1485 through 2000 and really covers the role of the Tower in the history of England.The history provided about the Tower is incredibly thorough and detailed. If you are planning a trip to England, I highly recommend reading this book before you meander through the Tower- it will really let you know what you are seeing so you could appreciate it better. If you've read a lot of British history and just want to see the places where some of that history took place, you'll really appreciate this book. I'm so excited about this book I can't stand it.A small caveat- this is a history of the Tower, and not a story about the history of England that took place in the Tower. For example, this book does not discuss the fact that Henry the VI was likely killed in the Wakefield Tower in the Tower of London, even though there is a picture of the oratory where tradition says his murder occured (at least, if it's in there, I missed it).But this is a small complaint- there is plenty of information about the beginnings, growth, development, political role, and all kinds of other good stuff. I've looked a while for a good book on the Tower and so far this is the best one!
Last summer I went to Scotland and England with my mom and some friends. While we were in London we did some sightseeing and one of the places that we saw was the Tower of London. I didn't explore the entire palace, but I did get to see the building where the Crown Jewels were kept. I was hoping to buy this book at the Tower gift shop but didn't see it there. This book definitely adds to my experience of seeing some of the sights in England that I have wanted to see for a long time. I just started reading the book and I will enjoy learning about the history of the Tower.
During my recent visit to London I entered the Tower but missed to go through the gift shop so, upon my arrival back home, I tried to find a publication to discover both the history and some images of such a famous historical place. In acquiring this publication I found widely enriched illustrations and drawings as well as a complete, fascinating and pleasant-to-read text which is certainly well beyond my initial expectations. By reading it I am feeling like making a second visit only that enlightened, this time, like as under a guided tour.It is undoubtly a worthy acquisition.
Beautiful book. Great photos and quality.
Older book but most interesting.
very good book