Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Tower of London from Execution HillThe Tower of London was built in 1066 AD. And while it has endured well over the centuries, I picked this picture because of the portion of Hadrian’s Wall (on the left of the picture). The wall was started in 122 AD and the parts of it that are still standing are some of the most visited tourist sites in Northern England.

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33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance”

    1. I think that it depends on how much you connect with the history of the place. I have an ancestor who was imprisoned in the Tower and later executed on the hill where I took this picture, so I feel a strong connection to this place (even though I’m American).

      1. It was Sir Thomas More, who was beheaded by King Henry VIII for not signing the Act of Succession and declaring the king the head of the church in England in 1535. This part of my family left England in the mid 1800s. 🙂

      2. HOLY MOLY! I’ve read about Sir Thomas More, watched many movies which told his story, and now, I meet (well, kind of) an ancestor of his! It seems lucky that this part of your family survived the rest of Henry’s reign! 😯

      3. There’s some evidence that Henry was very reluctant to execute Thomas. They were friends, and Thomas had served as a Chancellor to Henry for a long time. But politics will be politics, and Henry saw this as vital to maintaining his power on the throne. Interestingly enough, his daughter (Elizabeth I) executed her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, for similar reasons.

  1. I don’t think I had the knowledge to be properly awed by this ancient building when I toured it. So much history. Thanks for stirring up memories with the beautiful picture.

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