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An historical description of the tower of London and its curiosities. [electronic resource] : Giving an account 1. Of its foundation, gradual encrease, and present state. 2. Of its government, customs, and privileges. 3. Of its antiquities, records, and curiosities. 4. Of the lions and other wild beasts kept there; their nature and properties. 5. Of the spoils of the Spanish armade; with the history of the Spanish invasion in 1588. 6. Of the small armory: in which at one view may be seen arms for 80,000 men. 7. Of the royal train of artillery; comprehending the various engines of destruction used in war. 8. Of the horse-armory; with curious anecdotes relating to the Kings that sit here on horseback in full armour, from William the conqueror, to the Late King George. 9. Of the Jewel-Office, and the regalia, used at the coronation of our Kings; and the story of Col. Blood's attempting to steal away the crown. 10. Of the mint, and the manner of stamping money. Written chiefly to direct the attention of spectators to what is most curious in this repository; and to enable them afterwards to relate what they have seen.

Author/Creator:
Henry, David, 1710-1792.
Publication:
London : Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's-church-yard, M.DCC.LIV. [1754]
Format/Description:
Book
[2],72;iv,200;iv,56p. ; 12⁰.
Series:
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 2: New editions
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Subjects:
Tower of London (London, England).
Place of Publication:
England London.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
Anonymous. By David Henry.
Contents: 'An historical account of the Tower of London and its curiosities', London, 1754, 'An historical description of Westminster-Abbey,', London, 1753, and 'An historical description of St. Paul's Cathedral', London, 1753.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from "Department of Special Collections, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas".
Cited in:
English Short Title Catalog, N25777.
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Restricted for use by site license.