|Queen's Residence at left|
Henry VIII executed an average of five people every day of his reign, in all, over 85,000 people! (According to our guide. I notice the number varies by authority, but is between 72,000-85,000. Astounding.)
|The residences of the Yeomen Guards|
Traitors' Gate, St Thomas' Tower
I was really interested in this, having read many times of Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas Moore, among others, being spirited away at night time by boat down the Thames, and secreted in the Tower via this entrance.
Our tour was led by one of the Yeomen of the Guard, (Beefeater)
The art installation of ceramic poppies, one for every soldier who died during the First World War is profound and sobering. And awfully beautiful.