The Tower of London is very famous because its history has much to do with the royal family of England. It was begun by William of Normandy, France. William of Normandy was not even an English man. He was a conqueror from Normandy. He conquered England on October 14, 1066. His reason for conquering was that his cousin, Kind Edward, broke a promise to him. Edward promised William that he would give his throne to William however, he gave his throne to his brother-in-law, Harold. This angered William. Later that year, on Christmas Day, William was crowned. After he was crowned he built forts all over England. One of the forts stood in the southeastern corner of London. William knocked it down in 1078 and it was replaced by a colossal stone. It was a place for his enemies and a symbol of his power. It was named the Tower of London. The Tower was finished twenty years later. Soon there many prisoners being tortured by the prison guards.
Later in the history of the Tower in 1240, King Henry III moved into the tower of London and made it his home. He made numerous additions to the Tower. One of the things he added was a church.
In 1377 Richard III was the king and he made the farmers pay more tax. The farmers of England got mad about that. They came into the Tower in a rage and kidnaped a doctor along with others. The King hid in the tower but was not found. The farmers brought the people to a top of a hill and chopped their heads off. That was when the prosecuting began. Later that year the King of England made peace with the farmers. Now all the people that entered the Tower were scared of being killed.
Years after the tower was closed it remained unoccupied. Now the Tower of London is still standing for tourists to explore.