April 15, 2024

Paul Sis

Be Daringly Wild

The Tower Of London, A Castle That Is Still Home To Royal Guards

Introduction

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in England, but did you know that it is also home to a regiment of guards that still stand watch over the tower? As one of the oldest and most famous castles in the world, the Tower of London has a lot of history, both good and bad. However, there is one tradition that has been maintained for more than 500 years: The Ceremony Of The Keys. The Ceremony Of The Keys occurs every night at 9pm (except Sundays), when two Yeoman Warders—or “Beefeaters”—walk through various parts of the castle locking all doors behind them. This ritual started back in 1185 when Henry II ordered his soldiers to build a wall around part of London as protection against invaders—and it hasn’t changed much since then!

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in England, but did you know that it is also home to a regiment of guards that still stand watch over the tower?

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in England, but did you know that it is also home to a regiment of guards that still stand watch over the tower?

The Tower was built in 1078 as part of William The Conqueror’s campaign against England. It has been used as a royal residence, prison and armory since then. The current building was constructed between 1670 and 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren who also designed St Paul’s Cathedral. Today, it houses an Royal Armouries Museum which showcases some of history’s most famous weapons including Henry VIII’s personal sword “Joyeuse”, which he used during tournaments!

In 1649 Oliver Cromwell ordered all prisoners held at The Tower be executed so they couldn’t threaten his rule again – this resulted in 140 executions including Lady Jane Grey (who ruled England for nine days before being overthrown by Mary Tudor), Henry VIIIIIIIIIII (who didn’t die until 1848) and Bonnie Prince Charlie who led Scotland during its unsuccessful attempt at independence from Britain during the Jacobite Rising (1745).

As one of the oldest and most famous castles in the world, the Tower of London has a lot of history, both good and bad.

The Tower of London was built in 1066. It’s one of the oldest and most famous castles in the world, and it has had a lot of history. The tower has been home to royal residences, prisons, and museums over its 900-year history. It has also been the site of many executions–including those of Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife) and Lady Jane Grey (his cousin).

The Tower is now a popular tourist attraction where visitors can see artifacts from past kings and queens as well as learn about how they lived at that time period.

However, there is one tradition that has been maintained for more than 500 years.

The Tower of London is home to the Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, who are known for their red tunics and bearskin hats. They are also called the ‘Guards of the Tower’.

The Yeoman Warders have been guarding this castle since Henry VII founded them in 1485 after he captured it from Richard III during his rise to power. The royal guards were originally formed as part of Henry’s army but were later transformed into a permanent regiment with five companies (each consisting of 24 men), each led by a captain and two lieutenants.

Why does this regiment exist? What does it do? And how are new recruits chosen? We’re going to tell you all about it!

The Tower of London Guard is a regiment of soldiers who have served in the Armed Forces and are chosen based on their records and ability to perform ceremonial duties. Their job is to protect the Tower of London, one of Britain’s most well-known landmarks.

The Guardsmen wear red tunics with black collars, cuffs and waistcoats as part of their uniform when they’re on duty at the Tower of London – though you may also see them wearing blue uniforms when they’re not working! They carry muskets or bayonets as weapons (though these days they’re only used for ceremonial purposes).

There are two types of guards: Yeoman Warders (also known as Beefeaters) who help run tours around parts within this castle complex; while another group called Grenadiers provides security at special events like state visits by heads-of-state etcetera).

The Tower Of London has stood as an icon in England for many centuries, but its famous guards have been guarding since 1185.

The Tower of London has stood as an icon in England for many centuries, but its famous guards have been guarding since 1185. The tower is home to the crown jewels and royal guards who have protected England’s royal family for over 900 years.

The castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1066, but not much is known about what it looked like at that time because it burned down in 1087 during a revolt against William Rufus (King William II). It wasn’t until 1240 when Henry III began building again on top of where his father had left off that we got our current image of this iconic structure as we know it today: four towers joined together with walls surrounding them all around except one side where there was an entrance gatehouse leading inside into a courtyard area called “the Inner Ward.” This inner ward separates two other outer wards; one called Beauchamp Tower which used to be where prisoners were kept before they were executed by hanging near Traitor’s Gate entranceway; another called Martin Tower which houses more modern prison cells used today by police officers when doing night shifts guarding over their prisoners inside nearby HM Tower prison wing blocks 1&2

Conclusion

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in England, but did you know that it is also home to a regiment of guards that still stand watch over the tower? As one of the oldest and most famous castles in the world, the Tower of London has a lot of history, both good and bad. However, there is one tradition that has been maintained for more than 500 years.