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9 Facts About Tower of London
4. The White Tower of London is the earliest stone keep in England, and was the strongest point of the early castle.
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5. The area around the White Tower of London was cleared so that anyone approaching would have to cross open ground.
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7. At the time, Tower of London was the largest town in England; the foundation of Westminster Abbey and the old Palace of Westminster under Edward the Confessor had marked it as a centre of governance, and with a prosperous port it was important for the Normans to establish control over the settlement.
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