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The Tower of London

On Wednesday 13th December, The Nest visited the Tower of London to consolidate their learning in History. Their topic for the Autumn Term was The Battle of Hastings. The original Tower of London was built by the Normans following the invasion led by William the Conqueror. The children were able to see how the Tower has been used through history as a fortress, a prison and a palace and how it has changed through time to suit its purpose.

Here, we saw a painting of what the original Tower looked like when it was first being built by the Normans. We also saw some of the original Norman features including the foundations and a fireplace. It was interesting to see the wooden mask of William the Conqueror and also the armour that he would have worn.



We saw lots of other interesting things including the Ravens which live at the tower.

We saw The Crown Jewels (but we weren’t allowed to take photos of them), the guards and lots of weapons. We also learnt about the different animals which were kept at the tower including a polar bear! Ryan even sat on an old toilet which was just a hole in the wall.

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