The original entrance to the White Tower

The original entrance to the White Tower

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White Tower - Tower of London.

The original entrance to the White Tower was at first-floor level.

The White Tower is a keep (donjon), which was often the strongest structure in a medieval castle, and contained lodgings suitable for the lord or the king or his representative.

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