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For almost a thousand years, the Tower of London has been a storied castle, a famous prison, and a royal palace. It has more history than anywhere else in Britain, with new stories added every day. This eight-part "hybrid history" series goes behind the Tower walls to meet the unique community of curators, conservators, and Beefeaters keeping this remarkable institution running in the 21st century. We also revisit fascinating stories from the Tower's past, involving Elizabeth I, the Crown Jewels, the "Nine Days' Queen," and more.

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Description

For almost a thousand years, the Tower of London has been a storied castle, a famous prison, and a royal palace. It has more history than anywhere else in Britain, with new stories added every day. This eight-part "hybrid history" series goes behind the Tower walls to meet the unique community of curators, conservators, and Beefeaters keeping this remarkable institution running in the 21st century. We also revisit fascinating stories from the Tower's past, involving Elizabeth I, the Crown Jewels, the "Nine Days' Queen," and more.

    • EPISODE 1

    New Beginnings

    The Tower of London attracts millions of guests a year, eager to soak in its rich history and pageantry. But while tourists enjoy revisiting the past, the teams that run this historic institution are focused on the future. Watch as the Tower attempts—for the first time in 30 years—to breed baby ravens, a bird that's notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. Then meet the Tower's second-ever female Beefeater as she and her fellow Yeoman Warders prepare for Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday, a ceremonial occasion capped by a huge, 62-gun salute.

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    • 42 Minutes

    The Tower of London attracts millions of guests a year, eager to soak in its rich history and pageantry. But while tourists enjoy revisiting the past, the teams that run this historic institution are focused on the future. Watch as the Tower attempts—for the first time in 30 years—to breed baby ravens, a bird that's notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. Then meet the Tower's second-ever female Beefeater as she and her fellow Yeoman Warders prepare for Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday, a ceremonial occasion capped by a huge, 62-gun salute.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Remembrance

    For centuries, the Tower of London was the most important military fortress in the kingdom, and today it continues to observe war anniversaries with great passion. See how the Tower put together one of its most ambitious commemorations ever, marking 100 years since the end of World War I, featuring 10,000 torches placed around the Tower moat. Then follow Ravenmaster Chris Skaife as he introduces young George, the first raven to be born and bred at the Tower in 30 years, to the rest of the group... a meeting that doesn't go quite as planned.

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    • 42 Minutes

    For centuries, the Tower of London was the most important military fortress in the kingdom, and today it continues to observe war anniversaries with great passion. See how the Tower put together one of its most ambitious commemorations ever, marking 100 years since the end of World War I, featuring 10,000 torches placed around the Tower moat. Then follow Ravenmaster Chris Skaife as he introduces young George, the first raven to be born and bred at the Tower in 30 years, to the rest of the group... a meeting that doesn't go quite as planned.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Royal Riches

    The Tower of London is the nation's most famous safe. For centuries it's been home to the Crown Jewels, along with other extraordinary treasures, from the royal wardrobe to the armor collection. Discover the remarkable stories behind the Tower's finest possessions, and follow the current dramas centered around the newly appointed Governor, Brigadier Andrew Jackson. It's a unique job with enormous responsibilities, beginning on his very first official working day with the anniversary of the Queen's coronation and a mammoth, royal gun salute.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes

    The Tower of London is the nation's most famous safe. For centuries it's been home to the Crown Jewels, along with other extraordinary treasures, from the royal wardrobe to the armor collection. Discover the remarkable stories behind the Tower's finest possessions, and follow the current dramas centered around the newly appointed Governor, Brigadier Andrew Jackson. It's a unique job with enormous responsibilities, beginning on his very first official working day with the anniversary of the Queen's coronation and a mammoth, royal gun salute.

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    • CC
    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Escape

    At the end of the day, the Tower of London's Yeoman Warders are skilled at ushering tourists out as quickly, politely, and efficiently as possible. But for centuries this historic landmark was better known for keeping certain people locked in. Join as us we explore what goes on in the Tower after dark. Then discover stories of its days as England's most infamous prison, from the monarch who made maximum (and cruelest) use of its facilities, King Henry VIII, to the Catholic priest and Tudor sorcerer who made breathtaking escapes.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes

    At the end of the day, the Tower of London's Yeoman Warders are skilled at ushering tourists out as quickly, politely, and efficiently as possible. But for centuries this historic landmark was better known for keeping certain people locked in. Join as us we explore what goes on in the Tower after dark. Then discover stories of its days as England's most infamous prison, from the monarch who made maximum (and cruelest) use of its facilities, King Henry VIII, to the Catholic priest and Tudor sorcerer who made breathtaking escapes.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Lady Jane Grey

    Part of the daily duties of the Tower's Yeoman Warders involves telling the institution's thousand-year history to hundreds of tourists in just one hour. One of its most heartbreaking stories is that of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, whose execution is commemorated each February. In this episode, we sit in on this annual ceremony. We also witness how a conservation team preserves one of the Tower's rarest and most brittle of treasures: "The Byward Angel," a 700-year-old painting that must be kept in darkness to preserve its colors.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes

    Part of the daily duties of the Tower's Yeoman Warders involves telling the institution's thousand-year history to hundreds of tourists in just one hour. One of its most heartbreaking stories is that of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, whose execution is commemorated each February. In this episode, we sit in on this annual ceremony. We also witness how a conservation team preserves one of the Tower's rarest and most brittle of treasures: "The Byward Angel," a 700-year-old painting that must be kept in darkness to preserve its colors.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 42 Minutes
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