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Archer's Pavilion
Lion Tower
Lion Tower

Lion Tower Detail  
     
 
CASTLE NAME: The Lion Tower
ITEM NUMBER: LION
SIZE: 5.0" H x 10" W
PRICE: $475.00 with base
LIMITED EDITION: 250
SERIES: Castles of England
STATUS: New
 
 
 
Lion Tower History  
     
  The Lion Tower formed a vital part of the Tower of London's western entrance put up by Edward I as part of the massive programme of refortification carried out between 1275 and 1285. Highly significant as a pioneering piece of military architecture, by the 1330s is had taken on an additional function (which was later to give its name) as the home of the Tower's Menagerie, a collection of wild beasts. Although structurally much altered, the Lion Tower and its immediate surroundings continued to house the Menagerie and its Keepers until the dispersal of the collection and its demolition in the 19th century. ...  
 
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