The Tower of London is the United Kingdoms number 1 tourist attraction. This impressive castle has been part of London's Royal Heritage for more than 1000 years, changing roles from fortress to palace to prison. Tales from the Tower brings to life just a few of the more amazing episodes in history that involve the Tower of London. These stories about torture, murder and rare escapes date from the 11th to the 20th century! This is for the squeamish or faint hearted. The uses and effects of various items of torture and execution are graphically depicted. For those who were suspected to be enemies of the state and sent to the Tower, life was a potentially hazardous occupation that invariably leads to death.