Learn about the history of the Tower of London with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series. The Tower of London offers an impressive skyline for England’s capital city. Much of the awe tourists have for the Tower comes from its vastness. For the Tower of London is not just a single tower, but many buildings within the same complex. And each part has played a key role in English history since construction began in the 11th century. It is 1066 and England is in the grip of a civil war. King Edward has died and his unpopular brother-in-law, Harold Godwinson, has claimed the throne.
iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveler or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.
A nice introduction to the intriguing history of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, as London's iconic Tower is officially known. Performer Abbey Holmes' voice is silky as she describes the many legends surrounding the Tower, such as the story of the murdered princes, and presents fun facts such as the reason the Yeomen Warders are known as beefeaters. Dramatic music filters in and out of the recording, but enhances it rather than detracts. A recommended choice for tourists on their way to visit London, or students doing projects on this historic castle with a dark history.
"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)
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