Cool Secrets from the Tower of London Guards

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The Tower of London is a great tourist attraction to visit and lets you learn about England’s history. If you get in good with the guards, they might share these secrets with you.
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Queen’s Residence

The Queen has a house at the Tower of London aptly named “The Queen’s House,” where she can live anytime she wants to.
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Prisoner of War Camp

During World War II, the Tower of London was used to house prisoners of war.
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$32 Billion in Jewels

You might know that the Queen’s jewels are at the Tower of London, but you would believe they are worth $32 billion?
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Ravens at Home

At least six ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times after Charles II said that if they were removed, the tower would crumble.
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Oldest Military Ceremony

At 9:53pm every night, a ceremony is performed to lock the tower. It is the oldest military ceremony in the world and has been done every night for hundreds of years.
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Guards Live on Site

The guards, also called Yeomen, live on site at the Tower of London.
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Gold Thread

The guards’ uniforms are created using gold thread and each costs about 7,000 pounds.
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Executions

Though the Tower of London is known, in part, for its torture or criminals and prisoners, it actually only held 22 executions in its entire history.
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Haunted Tower

Some guards will tell you that Anne Boelyn, Henry VI and Margaret Pole hanut the Tower of London.
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Hit During the Blitz

The Tower of London was hit during the Blitz of World War II, but all damage was repaired for visitors.
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