The Tower of London

Use the clues provided to test your knowledge of the history of the Tower of London.
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Last updated: March 3, 2014
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What Norman king began work on the Tower?
William the Conqueror
In what century was work on the Tower begun?
11th
What river runs alongside the Tower?
Thames
The innermost "keep" is known as the _________ _________.
White Tower
These royal treasures are the most popular tourist attraction at the Tower.
Crown Jewels
Executions were most comonly held at a location outside the Tower known as _________ _______.
Tower Hill
What birds are kept in perpetuity at the Tower based on the superstition that should they leave the Tower and the monarchy would fall?
ravens
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The guards of the Tower are known as the ___________ ___________.
Yeoman Warders
Legend has it that this English king had the two "Princes of the Tower" murdered to secure his claim to the throne.
Richard III
The ___________ Gate was built to allow prisoners to be brought by boat to the Tower.
Traitors'
The courtyard sections of the Tower are formally refered to as _________.
wards
In the absence of the monarch the Tower falls under the charge of the ____________ of the Tower.
Constable
The ghost of this wife of Henry VIII is said to haunt the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula where she is buried.
Anne Boleyn
This Depuy Chancellor of Nazi Germany was imprisoned in the Tower after escaping Germany during the Second World War.
Rudolf Hess
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