National Geographic : 1966 Jun
Teller of horror tales, a Yeoman Warder in the Tower of London spellbinds visitors with accounts of how Queens Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard lost their heads in the fortress. EKIACHROMESAND KODACHROME(RIGHI) C) N.G.S. "How big was the dragon?" Fascinated children, awed by the trappings of a knight, bombard armor-and-weapons ex pert R. E. Oakshot with questions. The White Tower houses suits of armor for men, horses, and even children. Dark secrets of terror lurk among the stones of the Tower of London beside Tower Bridge. Since William the Conqueror built the square White Tower nearly 900 years ago, the for tress has served often as a prison. Here young Edward V and his brother Richard met mysterious deaths. Imprisoned, Sir Walter Raleigh and the future Queen Elizabeth I paced its rooms. The Tower once housed the Royal Mint and today, as 782 always, guards the Crown Jewels.