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Shortly after being crowned king in 1606, William the Conqueror built a fortress to guard the entrance to the capital of England and was called ever since the Tower of London.
In 1097, the White Tower, which currently occupies the central part of the complex was completed in stone over the centuries have added other beautiful buildings. The tower has served as a royal residence, armory, treasury and a prison for enemies of the Crown. Some were tortured here and those who died in it were counted princes of the tower, children and heirs of Edward IV.
It now house the British crown jewels and other beautiful pieces forged in ancient times. Prominent among these are the royal insignia, scepters, orbs and swords used for coronations and other official events.