Tower of London

How Arms Companies Fuelled and Exacerbated the First World War

Andrew Smith | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

By the end, 16million people had been killed and 20million wounded in a war that had devastated and destroyed whole cities. Civilians and soldiers, often from poor backgrounds, paid the terrible price for a battle that was brought on by the rich and powerful rulers of competing imperialist powers...Very few benefited from the killing. It did, however, line the pockets of arms companies and their shareholders.

This Year In Eight Amazing Online Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, Greenpeace's Lego protest video and images of the Tower of London poppies installation lead in The C Word list 201...

Remembrance Poppies: Flower Power at the London Tower

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Shumon Sengupta

The ambitious artistic installation entitled 'Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red' at the Tower of London's dry moat has captured popular imagination and taken a nation by a storm.

Last Of Tower Of London Poppies 'Picked' In Striking Time-Lapse Video

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

The last of the Tower of London poppies has been “picked” and the ceramic blooms are now on their way to their new owners. There were 888,246 ...

Thieves Are Targetting The Tower Of London Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Thieves have tried to target the ceramic Tower of London poppies since their removal from public display, the artist behind the spectacle has claimed....

This Is What The Sea Of Poppies Looks Like Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Hundreds of thousands went to see the poppies at the Tower of London. Now, just a week after the huge display was the centre piece of the Remembrance ...

Nigel Farage Has Thought Of A Way To Stop Hitler

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has made use of this week's Remembrance Day by saying that he thinks the armistice was the biggest mistake of the 20th century and voiced...

After The Remembrance, The 888,246 Poppies Are Being Removed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers & Tahira Mirza | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

The sea of red poppies - each one symbolising a British or Commonwealth soldier killed in the First World War - is being taken down. An army of vol...

The 13-Year-Old Cadet Who Finished The Extraordinary Poppy Artwork

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Poppies Seen From Above In Beautiful Unseen Drone Footage A 13-year-old cadet laid the final poppy to the enormous artwork at The Tower o...

People Power Saves The Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Key elements of the awe-inspiring Tower of London poppy display are to stay on show until the end of the month, David Cameron has said. The art pro...

These May Be The Most Stunning Pictures Of The Tower Of London Poppies You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

These might be the most magnificent pictures of The Tower Of London poppies you will see before the poignant display is taken down in a week's time. ...

Is Nigel Crying? Or Has He Just Got Ash In His Eye?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has followed in the Queen's footsteps to visit the poppies at The Tower of London. The Ukip leader appeared emotional attending the ar...

Hundreds Back Petition To Keep The Poppies In London

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

An online petition has been set up to keep the poppies at Tower of London, and the memory they evoke, for another year. The art project, titled "Bl...

PHOTOS: A Beautiful Sea Of Red Poppies

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The Tower of London is currently being besieged by a deluge of tourists and Londoners alike, who are queuing around the block to see a river of poppie...

The Guardian Hits Back After 'Sneering' Poppy Article Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The Guardian has hit back after a fierce backlash for publishing an article that branded the Tower of London's display of ceramic poppies as a "trite,...

The Pictures That Show Heroes Of WW1 Have Not Been Forgotten

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

In a glorious display of respect, thousands have flocked to the capital's Tower Of London and queued for hours to honour those lost in World War One. ...

The Guardian's View On 'Ukip-Style' Poppy Artwork Has Caused Quite A Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The Guardian has faced a fierce backlash after publishing an article that branded the Tower of London's display of ceramic poppies as a "trite, fake, ...

Is This The Most Ambitious And Poignant Memorial To The First World War?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry paid a visit to one of the most ambitious and complex art projects to mark the centenary of the First ...

One Ceramic Poppy For Every British WWI Fatality

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

The Tower of London's moat has been turned into a sea of red as part of preparations for the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of World Wa...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...