Tower of London

The Tower of London offers a fascinating look at the history of the UK and London in particular.

The timeline starts with William I and his establishment of the Tower of London, and follows the history of the Tower up to the modern day. The information for this timeline has primarily been drawn from [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_London) and the [Historic Royal Palaces](http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/stories/timeline) websites.

Henry VI (2nd reign)

Henry VIII

The White Tower Built

The White Tower forms the heart of the Tower of London.

The Tower Founded

The first structures of what would become the Tower of London are built for William the Conqueror.

William II

William II was the third son of William I.

William I

William I was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day in 1066.

Henry I

Henry I was the fourth son of William I, and claimed the English throne on his brother William II's death.

Stephen

Stephen was the nephew of Henry I.

Henry II

Henry II's reign was long and eventful, especially given that he ruled over not just England but much of western France.

Ranulf Flambard Escapes

Ranulf Flambard is the first known prisoner of the Tower, and is also the first to escape.

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