Secrets of Great British Castles

Tower of London

Series 1 - Episode 2 Tower of London

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Summary

Dan Jones explores the turbulent history of the Tower of London, which is one of Britain's most famous buildings and has been a military fortress, a palace, a royal mint, a prison, a zoo and a place of execution. He reveals how one king's obsession with money led to the Tower becoming the focus of the worst Jewish massacre the country had ever seen and explains how a mob of disgruntled peasants managed to break through its defences as they sought bloody revenge for taxes they could no longer put up with.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dan Jones
Director Maurice Sweeney
Director Gerry Hoban
Executive Producer Billy McGrath
Executive Producer Abigail Adams
Producer Una Shinners
Producer Ciara Bresnihan
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