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History

Ever since the foundations of the Tower were laid in 1078, men have stood Watch and Ward over the buildings and, more importantly, the prisoners who were sent there. In the early period, the Warders would have performed their duties in plain clothes.

The Warders

Since the Tower's earliest days there will have been men provided to ward the prisoners and attend the gates. An old record once kept in the Tower Warders' hall reads...

Swearing in Ceremony

The following is the exact wording as used during the official Yeoman Warders swearing in ceremony...

The Oath of the Yeoman Warder

The following is the exact wording as used in 1714 for the swearing in of a William Stokes for the position as Yeoman Warder or Yeoman Waiter. Through the years there have been slight alterations made to the wording of the oath and the title Yeoman Waiter has long since been discontinued...

The Installation of the 157th Constable

On a pleasant afternoon, Wednesday the 2nd October 1996 I was very privileged at being able to attend the ceremony for the Installation of the 157th Constable of The Tower of London, Field Marshal Sir Peter Anthony Inge GCB...



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