An historical description of the tower of London and its curiosities : giving an account 1. Of its foundation, gradual increase, and present state. 2. Of its government, customs, and privileges. 3. Of its antiquities, records, and curiosities. 4. Of the lions, and other wild beasts kept there. 5. Of the spoils of the Spanish Armada, with the history of the Spanish Invasion in 1588. 6. Of the small armory, in which are arms for 100,000 men. 7. Of the Royal Train of Artillery, comprehending a variety of cannon, mortars, &c. &c. 8. Of the horse armory; with a concise history of the Kings fitting there on horseback, in full armour, from William the Conqueror to George II. 9. Of the Jewel-Office, and the regalia used at coronations, with a full account of Colonel Blood's attempt to steal them. 10. Of the mint, and the manner of stamping money : written principally to direct the attention of strangers to what is most curious in this Repository, and to enable them afterwards to describe what they have seen.
- London : Printed by T. North, Little Tower Street, 1806.
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- 60 p. ; 19 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsDA687.T7 H57 1806Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- "Price Sixpence": at foot of t.p.
"Prices of seeing the curiosities": Verso of t.p.
Earlier editions attributed to David Henry. Cf. Halkett & Laing.
Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.), v. 3, p. 51
- Subject Terms:
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.London (England) -- History.North, T. -- Publisher.Palaces -- England -- London -- History.Prisons -- England -- London -- History.Tower of London (London, England)
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