Day 6 Friday the 27th September – Tower of London – Beefeater’s – Ann Boleyn

Our day at the Tower was again so packed that I could not do it justice here. We took a conducted tour with a Yeoman Warder. (Beefeater).  To be a Beefeater you must have served with distinction in one of Her Majesties’ armed forces.  The tours are very informative and full of anecdotes and humour. Did you know that there are 36 Beefeaters living with their families in apartments at the Tower? The Tower has a resident Doctor, a Post Office, Pub and Chapel. The young daughter of our guide was Christened in the Chapel Royal and therefore has the right to be married there if she so wishes. If you were beheaded in other days it was done outside the Tower as a public spectacle. However, if you were Royal you were beheaded in the privacy of the Tower on the green in the photo (lucky you)!The black and white Tudor building in the background of the photo was built by Henry Eighth for Ann Boleyn. However she was beheaded before she had a chance to move in.  Of course we visited each of the towers and saw the Crown Jewell’s and the Armoury and I fulfilled my dream to walk along the battlements. At the end of the day we caught the tube at Tower Bridge Station and the carriage was absolutely empty, so we got to sit in comfort all the way while passengers crammed on the train at each Station. Back in Earls Court that night we dined at a lovely Italian restaurant instead of a pub. 

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Yvette in front of the some of the apartments and the Green where Royal executions took place.

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About Veronica Nowell Author

Veronica Nowell has published four books since 2008. 'a farthing cone', 'a fourpenny wafer' and 'six chocolate coated ice creams'. These have now been produced as a trilogy under the name 'ice creams'. the fourth book is titled 'rainbow icecream'.
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