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    Prisoner graffiti - carved in the walls of Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London. Eerie!

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    Inscriptions carved by prisoners in the Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London

    Prisoner graffiti - carved into the walls of Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London. Very creepy!

    "Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne.

    Graffiti in a cell in the Tower of London by Fred Dawson, via Flickr

    The Tower Bridge, London 1905

    The bloody axe that was used to behead at the Tower of London.

    Sir Walter Raleigh's cell in the Tower of London by Fred Dawson, via Flickr

    Henry VI - Died in the Tower of London under the reign of Richard's brother, Edward IV. It was said to be of natural causes but he was almost certainly murdered (Henry VI by Simon_K, via Flickr)

    Thomas More's prison cell was the ground floor of the Bell Tower in the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned from April 1534 to July 1535. It had no glass in what served as windows and was directly above the Tower's moat, close to the Thames River. Photograph by Tommy Heyne

    Keys and lantern used to lock the Tower of London each night ~ Known as The Ceremony of the Keys it takes place every night at the Tower of London, and has done so since the 14th century. Read about it at

    Traitors Gate, Tower of London. Really sad, right outside the torture chamber.

    Sir Thomas Dingley was imprisoned in the Tower on 18th September 1537 for his implication in the Pilgrimage of Grace. He was beheaded on Tower Hill in July 1539. supremacyandsurvi...

    Tower Hill Execution Block Beside the Merchant Seamen Memorial is a set of plaques marking the deaths of more than 125 people - most of them held prisoner at the Tower of London - who were executed here for treason. These include Sir Thomas More in 1535 and Lord Lovat (aged 80) in 1747 - the last beheading here. Tower Hill EC3 Tube: Tower Hill

    Sir John Murray was the secretary to Prince Charles Edward Stuart. He was too ill to fight with the others at Culloden and so was arrested after the battle and imprisoned in the Tower on 19th July 1746. He was released in June 1748 and pardoned. universalium.acad...

    St. Philip Howard ~ This is some graffiti in a cell within the Tower of London. Throughout the Tower, where the Catholic martyrs were kept, the prisoners scratched their names, prayers and Catholic symbols into the stone walls. This particular specimen was written by St. Philip Howard and reads: “The more suffering for Christ in this world, the more glory with Christ in the next. Arundell, 22, June 1587.”

    *HOUSE OF THE VETTII: Pompeii, date: 79 AD destroyed. Current location: Pompeii, Napoli, Campania, Italy. The House of Vetti preserves exceptional examples of pompeian wall-paintings. It is one of the few Pompeian house to have all of the wall paintings, furniture, + artifacts discovered there remain in place, rather than removed (+often sold) as in earlier centuries.

    Roman couch and footstool with bone carvings and glass inlays Roman 1st century CE possibly from the villa of co-emperor Lucius Verus 161-169 CE (2)


    King of England funeral masks at Tower of London

    Sword, 10th century. European, probably Scandinavia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1955 (55.46.1) #sword