The Beefeaters, all ex-army men, are used mainly as guides. They are also involved in the security of this historic building.
Ravents have lived in the Tower from its very btginning over 900 years ago and only so long as they are here will the White Towe stand .
In Her Majesty's Royal Place and Fortress of the Tower of London they are said to hold the Crown itself and should they ever leave the Tower, the Crown and England will fall. But they have never left, and from the reign of King Charless II 300 years ago and, they have been under Royal protection.
There are four territories within the Tower, each of which is ruled over by a pair of adult ravents in each area, thought they might stay to theyr neighour's patch from time to time.
No other historic monument in English can boast such as unbroken continiuty with the nation's heritage. The Tower's great sense of history lives on in its traditions and particulary in the ceremonies which are still performed here virtually unchanged after several centuries.
Реферат опубликован: 19/12/2009