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The ravens of the Tower

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

The Tower of London played a prominent role in English history. Over the period of almost a 1,000 years it changed and served many different purposes: the royal residence, a prison, execution site, armory, treasury, the royal mint, an observatory and home to the Crown Jewels. Naturally, there are many legends surrounding the tower and its current famous residents Gripp, Jubilee, Harris, Rocky, Erin, Poppy, and Merlina - the ravens who live there and are believed to protect the British monarchy.