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An historical description of the Tower of London and its curiosities. Giving an Account 1. Of its Foundation, gradual Encrease, and present State. 2. Of its Government, Customs, and Privileges. 3. Of its Antiquities, Records, and Curiosities. 4. Of the Lions and other wild Beasts kept there; their Nature and Properties. 5. Of the Spoils of the Spanish Armada; with the History of the Spanish Invasion in 1588. 6. Of the Small Armory; in which, at one View, may be seen Arms for 80,000 Men. 7. Of the Royal Train of Artillery; comprehending the various Engines of Destruction used in War. 8. Of the Horse Armory; with curious Ancedotes relating to the Kings that sit there on Horseback in full Armor, from William the Conqueror, to the late King George. 9. Of the Jewel Office and the Regalia, used at the Coronation of our Kings; and the Story of Co'. Blood's attempting to steal away the Crown. 10. Of the Mint, and the Manner of stamping Money.

Henry, David, 1710-1792.
MDCCLXIV. [1764]
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London : printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXIV. [1764]

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71,[1]p. ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T89535

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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