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June 2002

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A New Old View of the Tower

It took some meticulous detective work, but the assistant curator at the Tower of London discovered a previously unknown 1712 map of the Tower, copied directly from a yet-to-be-found 1597 map. The 1712 version provides new and valuable information on Elizabethan architecture.

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Burgan, Michael. “Tower of Doom,” National Geographic World (January 2001), 24-28.

Impey, Edward, and Geoffrey Parnell. The Tower of London: The Official Illustrated History. Merrell Publishers, 2000.

“Is There a Doctor in the Tower?” Behind the Scenes, National Geographic (February 1996).

Parnell, Geoffrey. The Tower of London: Past and Present. Sutton Publishing, 1998.

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