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Lee Rigby survived a tour of Afghanistan which left seven of his comrades dead before he returned to what his family believed was the comparative safety of London.

Irish up in arms over Tower cannons

THE Government will be called to account this week over an alleged arms-smuggling incident, writes Andrew Gliniecki.

Letter: Prince of Orange's British troops

Sir: Jonathan Israel is not telling us the whole truth when he says that the Prince of Orange used the Dutch army to occupy London in December 1688 ('History in the making', 28 December). In fact, a great part of the occupying forces consisted of British mercenaries employed by the Dutch States General. The Dutch Ambassador, Arnold van Citters, reported home on 18 December that the Tower of London was garrisoned by three English regiments, while three Scottish regiments were posted to Southwark.

Picture of armour mask given to Henry VIII

An armour mask given to Henry VIII by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1514. It is part of an exhibition which is being returned to the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London after a Scandinavian tour.

Letter: Heritage hokum

CLAUDE BLAIR's letter, 'Well on the way to privatising the national heritage' (9 August) is a travesty of the truth.

Tourism recession

The Tower of London and other leading attractions are suffering in the recession, the English Tourist Board reported. The Tower was visited by 1.9 million people last year, 16 per cent fewer than in 1990.

Letter: Well on the way to privatising the national heritage

KEITH LANGFORD of Bath asks (Letters, 2 August) whether the proposal to move the road past Stonehenge farther away from the monument is 'the first step towards privatising the national heritage'. It may be one step, but I doubt if it is the first.

Share sales at currency bureaux

TRAVELLERS can now sell their shares when they change their currency, writes Vivien Goldsmith.

Jewels to move

The Crown Jewels are to be rehoused in a specially designed pounds 10m exhibition centre on the ground floor of the Tower of London to ease queues, David Mellor, Secretary of State for National Heritage, announced.
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