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1078 CE - 1100 CE: The White Tower of the Tower of London is built, a project begun by William the Conqueror.
 
1097 CE: William Rufus converts the palisade circuit wall into stonework at the Tower of London.
 
1190 CE - 1200 CE: The Bell Tower is added to the southwest corner of the circuit wall of the Tower of London.
 
1240 CE: The stained glass windows are added to the Chapel of St. John in the Tower of London.
 
1240 CE: The White Tower of the Tower of London is given a coat of white lime, hence its name.
 
1324 CE: Roger Mortimer, rival to Edward II of England, escapes from the Tower of London using a rope ladder.
 
 
1399 CE: Richard II of England is imprisoned in the Tower of London by Henry Bolingbroke.
 
 
1406 CE: The young Prince James, future James I of Scotland, is captured after a shipwreck and imprisoned in the Tower of London for 18 years by Henry IV of England.
 
1455 CE: Richard, Duke of York imprisons his rival the Earl of Somerset in the Tower of London.
 
 
1465 CE: The fugitive ex-king Henry VI of England is captured in Lancashire and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
 
 
1471 CE: Henry VI of England is murdered in the Tower of London.
 
 
1478 CE: George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Edward IV of England, is murdered in the Tower of London.
 
 
1483 CE: Richard III of England imprisons and then likely murders the two young sons of the late Edward IV, the 'Princes in the Tower'.
 
1506 CE: A garden is added to the Tower of London.
 
 
1534 CE - 1535 CE: Sir Thomas More is imprisoned in the Tower of London prior to his execution.
 
 
1536 CE: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII is executed at the Tower of London.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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