Inside The Tower of London – E1 Sneak Peek

The Tower of London has stood at the centre of British history for nearly 1,000 years.

This series explores its incredible stories and goes behind closed doors to see how the Tower runs today. Discover how the Tower was built, how it grew as successive kings left their mark, and how, in the time of King Henry VIII, it turned from palace to prison.

Find out about the most famous people who have walked through its gates, from the young princes trapped by King Richard III to Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and Sir Walter Raleigh. And meet the fascinating people who keep the Tower alive today – the 37 Beefeaters who still live on site, the curators discovering new secrets, and the Raven Master who looks after the most famous birds in Britain, reputed to keep the Tower from crumbling.