In 1078, William the Conqueror built the first part of the Tower, the White Tower, as a (Festung) fortress. (über die Jahrhunderte) Over the centuries, other kings and queens (erweiterten) extended the Tower and used it as a palace or prison. Prisoners usually arrived by boat and entered the Tower through (Verrätertor) Traitor's Gate, which (hier: zeigt zum) faces the river.
- The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called “Traitors Gate”.
(sehenswert) Worth seeing in the Tower are old (Rüstungen und Waffen) armours and weapons, the crown jewels and the famous (Raben) ravens. People say that as long as there are six ravens at the Tower, England is safe from (feindliche Eroberung) invasion.
- Raven inside of the Tower
Near the Tower, there are the ruins of an old (römische Stadtmauer) Roman city wall. The Romans (eroberten) invaded England in the year 43. They also (gründeten) founded the city of London, which they called Londinium.
- Emperor Trajan in front of Roman City Wall