This is superb! I cannot praise it highly enough. If you are planning a first visit to this Royal Palace and Fortress then this DVD is a must see,or if you are looking for a documentary record on this unique institution,this is one you must have. The Tower is my favourite historical site and I have visited it more times than I can remember! And I still want more! The history of the Tower Of London is the history of England and a fascinating one it is. Alec McCowen is the ideal presenter and his enthusiasm brings the story to life in the following chapters;1)The Tower's Origins,2)Tower Guard,3)Crown Jewels,4)Royal Prison,5)Torture and Execution,6)Weapons and Armour,7)Legends and 8)Ceremony Of The Keys.
Anne Boleyn,Guy Fawkes,Sir Walter Ralegh(imprisoned for 13 years!)and Sir Thomas More are just a few of the names you will come across in this excellent presentation.The Tower has been at the centre of many of the leading events in our history for nearly a thousand years and this DVD is both entertaining and informative.