The Tower of London as it was, written by G. Abbott
Built in 1078 on the orders of William the Conqueror, Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, is one of the oldest Buildings in the world. After its completion, a further four hundred years would pass before the construction of the Vatican and the Kremlin, five hundred years before the discovery of Canada and seven centuries before the independence of the American Colonies. The Tower, a royal residence for nearly six hundred years, has in its time been a royal court, a state prison, Mint, Jewel House, observatory, armoury and zoo.
During the Life of any buildings changes take place, depending on the needs of the occupants. Even a castle as 'permanent' as the Tower of London has served so many different purposes over the centuries that more buildings have had to be added, others altered, extended or even demolished when no longer required. Disasters such as fire and bombing have also taken their toll, whilst restoration and repair involves minor alteration.
The pictures in this book, most of them, from the author's extensive collection of postcards of the Tower, reveal some of the many changes which have taken place in and around the castle. Having lived in the Tower for eight years, Yeoman Warder Abbot is well Qualified to present this pictorial record and so bring back scenes of the Tower as it appeared to past generations of visitors.
Book is in EXELLENT CONDITION, internally clean and bright, spine colour start to fade.
The book is signed by the Author "With Best Wishes from the Author" "February 1989" and is dedicated "To the Red Rose Postcard Club."