Who was the last monarch to live in the Tower of London?

When did the Tower of London stop being a royal residence?

Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.

Is the Tower of London still a royal residence?

A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

Tower of London
Visitors 2,984,499 (in 2019)
Owner Queen Elizabeth II in right of the Crown
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Type Cultural

Did the Tower of London have a moat?

The moat at the Tower of London surrounds the inner ward of the castle. Originally it was filled with water and was connected to the River Thames but now is dry. It was also used as an open sewer and produced a terrible smell. The moat at the Tower of London surrounds the inner ward of the castle.

Where was Mary, Queen of Scots killed?

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