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Authorised Guide to the Tower of London

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Author: W. J. Loftie
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,579 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,371
Added to site: 2004.11.14
mnybks.net#: 9147
Genres: Travel, History
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rises from base to summit and divides it into a large western and a smaller eastern portion. The eastern part is further subdivided by a wall which cuts off St. John's Chapel, its crypt, and its subcrypt, each roof of which is massively vaulted. There is no vaulting but a wooden floor between the storeys of the other part. There are several comparatively modern entrances.

A short external stair leads to a staircase in the thickness of the wall on the south side, by which we approach the Chapel. A brass plate on the right refers to some children's bones found in the reign of Charles II. They were identified, somewhat conjecturally, with the remains of Edward V and his brother who disappeared so mysteriously at the accession of Richard III, and were removed to Westminster Abbey in 1678. Ascending the stair we come to the passage which led from the palace to

_The Chapel of St. John_ (Pl. VIII).

The chapel is the largest and most complete now remaining in any Norman castle, and must have seen the devoti

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