Tower of London

Black Jack, Dickens' Raven at the Tower of London

Boria Sax | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Boria Sax

The Tower of London may now, at least tentatively, count among its treasures an iconic raven that inspired Charles Dickens...

One Raven Away from Doom

Boria Sax | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Boria Sax

Ravens were first brought to the Tower of London in about 1883 to serve as props for tales of Gothic horror told by Beefeaters to the tourists. During World War II, people used these ravens as spotters for enemy bombs and planes, and their employment was quickly mythologized as a prophecy--that the British Empire would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower.

What Is Leaving The Tower Of London For The First Time In 60 Years?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

The majestic St Edward's Crown - with which the Queen was crowned - is to play a symbolic role as the monarch marks the 60th anniversary of her corona...

King Richard III Buried In 'Hasty And Untidy' Grave

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers have revealed. ...

Matthew Tucker

Incest, Ravens And Ghostly Goings-On: Anne Boleyn Play At The Tower Of London | Matthew Tucker | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Gold-digger, witch, heretic, adulterer', the politics of her age may have vilified her, but Queen Anne Boleyn has led a love affair with modern liter...

King Richard III's Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Descendants of King Richard III have added their voices to the mini War of the Roses being fought over his final resting place, in a last ditch attemp...

An 'Orse An 'Orse, A Kingdom For Me 'Orse!

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

King Richard III would have sounded like a Brummie, according to a language expert. Dr Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester's School of En...

Face Of King Richard III 'Unveiled To The World'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

The face of King Richard III has been unveiled to the world after a battle-scarred skeleton found under a Leicester car park was confirmed as that of ...

Pictures Show Richard III's Battle-Wounded Skeleton

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Tests on a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester have confirmed that the remains belong to Richard III, archaeologists have said. The first ...

'Buried Under A Leicester Car Park, The Remains Of Chris Huhne's Career'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Richard III, brutally disturbed from peaceful rest under a Leicester car park, has emerged to a new world, where skewering now takes place on social n...

Skeleton Under Car Park Belongs To King Richard III, Scientists Confirm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Tests on a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester have confirmed that the remains belong to Richard III, archaeologists have said. Scientists...

Is This Richard III?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Archaeologists involved in the hunt for the remains of Richard III have released the first image of a battle-scarred skull which could be that of the ...

The Work Of Moriarty?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Police have launched an investigation after an intruder managed to break in and steal keys from the grounds of the Tower of London. Officials from ...

Pictures: Richard III's Descendant Visits King's 'Council Car Park Grave'

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

The son of a descendant of Richard III's eldest sister was on site as what is believed to be the first ever search for the lost grave of an anointed K...

Is One Of England's Kings Buried Under A Council Car Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

King Richard III's burial place has remained unknown for hundreds of years but the mystery looks set to be resolved after archaeologists revealed they...

Scissor Sisters To Play Tower Of London Gig

WENN | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Pop band Scissor Sisters are to play a special free concert outside the former prison at the Tower of London. The I Don't Feel Like Dancin' hitmake...

Crown Jewels Unveiled In New Setting For Jubilee

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

The Crown Jewels have gone on display in a dazzling new setting. The priceless objects, whose symbolic importance outweighs their monetary value, a...

Get Kitted Up - Team GB Garb Revealed (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain's kits for this year's Olympics have been revealed. The Team GB outfits were unveiled at the Tower of London during a special launch ...