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FRAGMENT OF A ROMAN BASTION IN THE TOWER OF LONDON

FRAGMENT OF A ROMAN BASTION IN THE TOWER OF LONDON

At some time after London had been surrounded by a wall, that wall had a number of strong towers or bastions added to it, possibly as an extra protection against the menace of the Saxons. One of these bastions was used as the foundation of the Wardrobe Tower, once part of the royal palace of the Tower of London. This bastion marks the eastern limit of the Roman city, and its age is impressive when we think that it is hundreds of years older than the Norman White Tower, the oldest part of William the Conqueror's fortress.

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