The Tower of London


Seen here from The Shard – an iconic building which resembles a piece of glass piercing the London skyline, the Tower of London is part of London’s rich medieval past. It’s relevant to Scotland’s past as well having held many Scots including King John Balliol. William Wallace and Simon Fraser, famed Scottish patriots, were sent here before their executions. Many earls were also imprisoned following defeat by King Edward 1’s armies. Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert, spent some harrowing weeks in a cage on the walls of the tower.