“Conscience is but a word that cowards use”

Reconstruction of Richard III

Reconstruction of Richard III

The skeleton of Richard III, recently discovered in a car park in Leicester

The skeleton of Richard III, recently discovered in a car park in Leicester

February 18th – At least according to legend, on this day in 1478, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who later went on to become Richard III, ordered the death in the Tower of London of his brother George, Duke of Clarence – by drowning in  a butt of Malmsey wine. This was only one of a series of chilling politically motivated murders in the Tower during the Wars of the Roses – in forgotten dreadful cubicles behind  great  locked doors.

The Tower is visited, although not entered,  on our  “London Wall” and “Tower to Temple” standard walks, and on our  “Medieval London”, “Tudor and Stuart London” and “Lost City Highlights” themed specials.

 

The Tower of London as viewed from the Shard

The Tower of London as viewed from the Shard

Further details of all our walks are available in the “Guided Walks” section of this web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com), or by phone (020-8998-3051).

2 thoughts on ““Conscience is but a word that cowards use”

  1. rafterd1972

    I visited the tower when in London several years. What a chilling place it can be if you know something of its history and let your imagination have it say.

    Reply

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