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Tower An Epic History of the Tower of London

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ISBN-10: 1250038405

ISBN-13: 9781250038401

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nigel Jones

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Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, home to the crown jewels, armory, record office, observatory, and the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: The Tower of London has been all these things and more. No building in Britain has been more intimately involved in the island's story than this mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital, a place which has stood at the epicenter of dramatic, bloody and frequently cruel events for almost a thousand years. Now historian Nigel Jones sets this dramatic story firmly in the context of national-and international-events. In a gripping account drawn from primary sources and lavishly illustrated…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Nigel Jones is a former deputy editor of History Today and BBC History magazines who is now a full-time historian and biographer. He has written books on subjects as diverse as Rupert Brooke, Patrick Hamilton and Nazi Germany, appeared on historical documentaries on BBC TV and radio and written and reviewed for most national newspapers. He conducted the author interviews for the Daily Mail Book Club; and reads for serialisation for the Daily Mail. His reviews appear frequently in the Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review and History Today. Nigel is founder-director of He lives near Brighton in East Sussex with his partner and three children. Tower is his most ambitious…