Secrets of the Tower of London

Secrets of the Tower of London

Built in 1078 by Guillaume Le Conquérant, The tower of London has an appalling reputation, to say the least, of torture and death. The Tower of London, the historic fortress of the British capital, holds secrets they will try to unravel.

From public executions to savage beheadings, these bloody tales reveal the most controversial crimes in the history of this former prison, a symbol of oppression from another time. The Tower of London is at once a mighty fortress, a royal palace, an infamous prison, and a site of execution and torture. Some of the most important figures in British history have been imprisoned and executed there, such as Ann Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and Guy Fawkes, the famous conspirator. Their stories are made up of myths and legends, but the truth could turn out to be much more extraordinary.

You will follow a duo of shock investigators to remote, dark, and terrifying corners of the tower in search of evidence and other clues that will lead you to surprising discoveries! Combining expert interviews - historians, clergy, gunsmiths - with frenzied archival digs and bloody reconstructions, Joe and Suzannah unveil the secrets of the Tower of London.

Secrets of the Tower of London, a documentary series to be discovered on the National Geographic Channel starting Sunday, August 12 at 8:40 PM.

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