Historical And Literary Memorials Of The City Of London Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Heneage Jesse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE TOWER. Description of the Fortress--Its Principal Bulwarks--Tower Chapel--Traitor's Gate--Kings Who Built, Enlarged, and lived in It--Distinguished Prisoners Whose Misfortunes or Crimes Have Thrown a Deep Interest over Its Dungeons. Associated with almost every great and every tragic event in the history of our country, there is no building in Europe, which, to an Englishman, is replete with feelings and recollections of such deep and varied interest as the Tower of London. Who is there, indeed, whose philosophy is so rigid, or whose heart is so dead to every sentiment of poetry and romance, as to be able to pass without deep emotion through its dreary courts, every stone of which, could it speak, would chronicle some fearful crime, or some melancholy tale of suffering and distress! Whether, indeed, we recall the time when the Roman sentinel looked down from its ramparts on the quiet waters below; whether we identify ourselves with the period when it was the proud palace of our Norman sovereigns, diversified with terraced walks and verdant labyrinths; whether we conjure up the shadows of the head 289 less and illustrious dead who have expiated here their patriotism or their crimes; whether we recall the foul murders which have been perpetrated in its fearful dungeons, the screams of tortured guilt, or the silent sufferings of innocence and beauty, this memorable pile cannot fail to awaken a train of thought and reflection to which no pen could do justice. But, before we proceed to touch on the many heart-stirring events with which the Tower is associated, it is necessary to give a brief description of the ancient fortress itself. The fact of a Roman fortress having existed on the site of the present Tower of London has...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE TOWER. Description of the Fortress--Its Principal Bulwarks--Tower Chapel--Traitor's Gate--Kin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217486312

ISBN - 13:9780217486316

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