Researching in London.
In the fourth of 'The Camelot Inheritance' series some of the action takes place beyond Cornwall's borders; specifically in London at the British Museum, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
|During the time we were in London, the bridge was |
closed to traffic. This view would usually be far more busy.
|Ancient and modern architecture sit side by side.|
The Tower of London was built circa 1067 - the Gherkin is
The Tower of London is bursting with history and with stories, and of course there are the Beefeaters . . . and the ravens.
|A Beefeater, one of the Tower of London's guards,|
chatting to a tourist.
|The wall around the Tower of London.|
|Ravens are extremely intelligent birds - |
and are part of the same family as crows.
The Beefeaters should really be called the Yeoman of the Guard, they are part of the Royal Bodyguard.
Here's a piece from the Tower of London's site: 'The Beefeaters nickname probably comes from their position in the Royal Bodyguard, which allowed them to eat as much beef as they wanted from the king's table.'
|These birds are huge - and very clever.|