Saturday, June 30, 2012

ENGLAND TRIP: Day 4: Part 12: Ghostly Soldier/Armor Exhibit

Alleyway where the ghostly soldier marches
Here's some info about the 7 executions at the Tower of London (most occurred outside the walls on "Tower Hill." Rob also spotted a ghostly solider walking up and down outside of the White Tower.
 - Inside the White Tower there's a huge display of armor from many of the kings, including Henry VIII.

SEVEN EXECUTIONS AT THE TOWER OF LONDON:  Despite its enduring reputation as a place of torture and death, popularised by 16th-century religious propagandists and 19th-century writers, only seven people were executed within the Tower before the World Wars of the 20th century. Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period.

Before we entered the White Tower, I (Rob) saw a soldier walking down this walk between buildings. White Tower is on the right). He was dressed in 1600s clothing and he disappeared!

The White Tower: Credit: Wikipedia (it was gray and wet on our visit)
The White Tower is a central tower, the old keep, at the Tower of London.It was built by William the Conqueror. Evidence suggests construction of the White Tower began in 1075–1079. The White Tower now holds an extensive collection of Kings' armor and the Crown Jewels (which you stand on a moving walkway to see).

Following are some of the VIDEOS we made of the Armor collections, which we thought were more interesting than the crown jewels!
Henry VIII's Armor in White Tower

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
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Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next