The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated Guide


By (author) Edward Impey, By (author) Geoffrey Parnell

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  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 284mm x 14mm | 760g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1858941067
  • ISBN 13: 9781858941066
  • Illustrations note: 180 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 342,376

Product description

The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic monuments in the world, conjuring up images of towering battlements, arms and armour, ravens, the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and Norman architecture. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, new photography and new reconstructions at key points in history, this official illustrated history tells the Tower's story.

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Author information

Edward Impey, an executive director of English Heritage, was formerly Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and a Research Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He has written widely on architectural and historical subjects, and has been involved in the history of Kensington Palace, and its presentation to the public, since 1995. He has also written widely on medieval domestic and military architecture in England and northern France, and has directed much historical and archaeological research on the Tower of London. Geoffrey Parnell is Keeper of Tower History at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a former English Heritage Inspector of Ancient Monuments. He has undertaken various excavations at the Tower, and has written extensively on the archaeology of the site and the history of its buildings and institutions.

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This is a beguiling and refreshing portrait, accessible and affordable, with much to interest, amuse and surprise the reader - COUNTRY LIFE Lavishly illustrated and detailed ... hugely informative - WHAT'S ON IN LONDON