Learn English With Photos 17 — The Tower of London
"In this episode of Learn English With Photos, we visit the Tower of London, one of London's most famous historic monuments, and learn some vocabulary connected with the Tower and its history. You can download a transcript and glossary for this lesson here, and see all the previous episodes of Learn English With Photos on the dedicated YouTube channel." (englishblog.com)
The Tower of London
"1 Click on the beefeater and learn some transparent words.
2 Watch the slideshow and play the game below, alone or with a partner." Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, "more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England...
It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard), until 1952 (Kray twins) although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site." (Wikipedia)
Coyle, Raven Master + Vocabulary from the programme "Derrick Coyle has a rather unusual job. He is a raven
master at the Tower of London which means he's dedicated to looking after the Tower's unique feature - ravens." (BBC)