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Yeoman Warder, Tower of London
(from a painting by Miss Heather Perry)
|Queen's Guard, Tower of London|
Although I loved visiting the Tower of London and learning about its history, I did not take a picture of a Yeoman Warder. Their role is ceremonial, with the Ceremony of the Keys a primary responsibility. For the past 700 years, the Ceremony of the Keys has marked the nightly locking and securing of the Tower's gate. Of course, there was a time the guards watched prisoners and kept the crown jewels safe from theft.