Tower of London

The Tower of London is a castle located in central London.  It's formally known as Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress.  During the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, William the Conqueror built the Tower of London.  He later commissioned the building of the White Tower in 1078.  The castle served as a prison from 1100 to 1952.  In the 12th century, Bishop Ranulf Flambard escaped the Tower of London, becoming the first prisoner to do so.  The Tower of London is a complex that consists of several buildings placed within two parallel rings of protective walls and a moat.  Despite later activity on the site, the general layout has been unaltered since the late 13th century.

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Tower of London: The British Monarch's Royal Palace and fortress. 


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The Crowned Jewels House at the Tower of London.


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Sir Walter Raleigh's Desk: While imprisoned at the Tower of London for thirteen years,
Sir Raleigh wrote several historical books using this desk.


 Important Links:

 S&T's Missouri London Program (Home)

 S&T's Study Abroad Programs

 CAPA International Education's Missouri London Program

 S&T's Department of English and Technical Communication


 Contact Info:

 To learn more about S&T's Missouri London Program, please contact the MLP Director Dr.  Ed Malone  (, H-SS 222, 573-341-4681, and Program Administrator  Stephane Menand  (, 103 Norwood Hall, (573) 341-6237