Bishop Bonner, who tortured both Catholics and Protestants in the turbulent years following the reign of Henry VIII; why the Tower was constructed, why it was built, where it is, how it developed and how the first prisoner it held remains the only on etc escape from the White Tower. We also hear about Lady Jane Grey, and speak to a Beefeater about their role and unique traditions.
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