Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Tower of London: Palace, Prison, and Place of Execution


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Price for Non-Members: $10
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8  2:00 – 3:30  
Instructor: Ken Alexander, MA, lecturer Art History and Humanities, Los Medanos College
Location: In-Person, Concord Campus

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Course Description

Begun as a wooden fortress in 1067, it became the stone-built “White Tower” by 1087, both castle and royal palace. Over almost a thousand years, it expanded to an enormous complex, with additional walls and a moat. It further modulated into a prison, a military armory, and a royal mint, but most chillingly, a place of dread. Often, being “sent to the Tower” ended in torture and death, private and quick, or public and horrific, either on Tower Green or Tower Hill, with seven and 112 executions respectively. So, kings and queens, nobles and rogues, murders and escapes: all will be included!
Join Professor Alexander, recently returned from teaching in London, as he conducts an historical and cultural survey of this London icon

(In-Person, Concord Campus)


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Ken Alexander, MA, lecturer art history and humanities, Los Medanos College

Event Details

Date: 2023-03-08

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: In-Person, Concord Campus


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