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Made for the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837, it's worn at the state opening of parliament and on other special occasions.
Other interesting items include the Golden Anointing Bowl and Spoon, the only relics of the original regalia to survive the Civil War.
With the full title of The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, it's no wonder they are best known by their nickname, Beefeaters.These were added in the 17th century, and the exterior was later restored by Christopher Wren.A highlight is Line of Kings, with its remarkable displays of royal armor.The tower was long a place of confinement, among its many prisoners King David II of Scotland, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I), Sir Walter Raleigh, and William Penn.Many famous people were also executed or murdered within its walls, including Henry VI, as well as two of Henry VIII's wives.Sunday services include Holy Communion at am and Matins, which is sung at 11am.Many of the Tower of London's executions took place on Tower Green, now marked by a moving memorial on the site of the execution block where condemned prisoners were beheaded.One of the finest looking of the site's many towers, Middle Tower was built in the reign of Edward I (1307). Above its main gate is an often-pictured stone carving of the royal coat of arms.Beyond Middle Tower stands Byward Tower, containing guard rooms and the machinery for the portcullis, which can still be seen in the upper rooms.Execution inside the tower, away from the crowds, was a privilege reserved for those of high rank or for those who had strong popular support.The best-known of those executed on or near the site are the three Queens of England: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII; Catherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife; and Lady Jane Grey who was just 16.