Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hidden Jewel Tower London

A hidden jewel amongst the popular attractions of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Parliament is the Jewel Tower across the street from Parliament  (Westminster Palace).

The Jewel Tower was built for King Edward III 1365 to 1366.

It's a small site with a significant contribution to English Heritage. Kings had stored their treasures here.




But of more importance were the records such as the the death warrant for King Charles I  and the ban on the  slave trade by Britons.


Abolotion of Slave Trade



Copy: Death Warrant King Charles I



There are a few objects and storyboards on each floor.

Notes

Great location for photos of Westminster Palace- obverse of Thames river view.

The staff were helpful.

There is a fee. 

Entry is free for English Heritage members.





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