[Tower of London]
View of the Tower of London looking north across the River Thames. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest. It 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 until 1952 although that was not its primary purpose. Engraved by J. A Prior. 1980s reprint from the original plate of c. 1850.
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Steel engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Image size: 20 x 41 cm