A visit to the Tower (Frederic Gershow, 1602)

September 16th – On this day in 1602, Frederic Gershow, the secretary to Philipp Julius, the Duke of Stettin-Pomerania, wrote, in his diary:

“[H]is princely Grace, having obtained permission, visited the Tower of London, an old but strong castle built by Julius Caesar [sic], where they keep the prisoners.  At first we were led into a long hall, full of harness, maybe for a hundred thousand men, as one might say; but this armour was not properly arranged, nor kept clean”.

Philipp Julius, the Duke of Stettin-Pomerania

Philipp Julius, the Duke of Stettin-Pomerania

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