Torrid Tales of the Tower

Mike Wabe


Organisation:
Medieval World
Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £45 plus travel
Category:
History
Updated:
24th May 2020
Tagged:
History | After Dinner Entertainment | Anne Boleyn | Battle Of Hastings

The Tower concerned is, of course, the Tower of London, or to give it it’s proper name, Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. The Tower of London is visited by almost 3 million people a year. It is so familiar to us that it is embedded in our psyche. But how much do you really know about it?

Due to the all-pervading influence of Hollywood and television, neither of which let the truth stand in the way of a good story, the Tower of London seems to be inextricably, and almost solely, linked to Henry VIII. But the Tower is so much more than the Tudors.

Over time it has served as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the Royal Mint, a public record office, a gaol and home to the Crown Jewels.

This informative and humorous presentation is a 60-minute romp through the almost 1,000 years of history that belongs to the magical place we call the Tower of London.

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About Mike Wabe

My work history is 29 years a police officer, followed by 4 years as a manager for Autoglass, then by 10 years as a prison officer and ending with 3 years as an Inclusion Manager in a secondary school. I am now a Town Crier, a wedding Toastmaster, run my own murder mystery business and have been a speaker for over 14 years. My website (www.medievalworld.org.uk) gives details of the talks and presentations I can offer.


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