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at Tower Hill in a popular print.]] building at Trinity Square Gardens in Tower Hill]] Tower Hill is an elevated spot northwest of the Tower of London, just outside the limits of the City of London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Formerly it was part of the Liberties of the Tower of London under the direct administrative control of Tower. Part of one of the oldest parts of London, archeology evidence shows that there was a settlement on the hill in the Bronze Age and much later a Roman Britain village that was burnt down during the Boudica uprising. A nearby church, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, is known for fragments of Romanesque architecture dating back to AD 680. It is the site of the Tower Hill Memorial, Tower Gateway DLR station, and Tower Hill tube station. The street named Tower Hill is a short stretch of the A3211 between Byward Street and a junction with Minories and Tower Hill Terrace.

Executions

Capital punishment of high-profile traitors and criminals were often carried out on Tower Hill, including:

* 1381 – Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (beheaded by an angry mob)
* 1381 – Robert Hales
* 1388 – Simon de Burley
* 1397 – Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, 11th Earl of Arundel
* 1440 – Rev. Richard Wyche, Vicar of Deptford
* 1462 – John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, 12th Earl of Oxford
* 1462 – Aubrey de Vere, eldest son and heir of John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, 12th Earl of Oxford
* 1462 – Thomas Tuddenham
* 1462 – William Tyrrell
* 1462 – John Montgomery
* 1470 – John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, 1st Earl of Worcester
* 1495 – William Stanley (Battle of Bosworth)
* 1497 – James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley, a commander of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497
* 1499 – Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, 17th Earl of Warwick
* 1502 – James Tyrrell
* 1510 – Edmund Dudley
* 1510 – Richard Empson
* 1521 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
* 1535 – John Fisher, Diocese of Rochester
* 1535 – Thomas More, ex-Lord Chancellor
* 1536 – George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, brother of Anne Boleyn
* 1537 – Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy
* 1538 – Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter, Earl of Devon
* 1540 – Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Earl of Essex
* 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
* 1552 – Ralph Vane
* 1552 – Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle
* 1552 – Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, 1st Duke of Somerset
* 1554 – Thomas Wyatt the younger
* 1554 – Lord Guildford Dudley
* 1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, 4th Duke of Norfolk
* 1601 – Christopher Blount
* 1615 – Gervase Helwys
* 1631 – Mervyn Tuchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven
* 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, 1st Earl of Strafford
* 1645 – William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
* 1651 - Christopher Love, Presbyterian minister
* 1662 – Henry Vane the Younger
* 1683 – Algernon Sidney
* 1685 – James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
* 1716 – James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater
* 1746 – William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock
* 1746 – Robert Boyd (of Clan Boyd)
* 1747 – Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat at Tower Hill in a popular print.]] building at Trinity Square Gardens in Tower Hill]] Tower Hill is an elevated spot northwest of the Tower of London, just outside the limits of the City of London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Formerly it was part of the Liberties of the Tower of London under the direct administrative control of Tower. Part of one of the oldest parts of London, archeology evidence shows that there was a settlement on the hill in the Bronze Age and much later a Roman Britain village that was burnt down during the Boudica uprising. A nearby church, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, is known for fragments of Romanesque architecture dating back to AD 680. It is the site of the Tower Hill Memorial, Tower Gateway DLR station, and Tower Hill tube station. The street named Tower Hill is a short stretch of the A3211 between Byward Street and a junction with Minories and Tower Hill Terrace.

References

Category:Areas of London
Category:Districts of Tower Hamlets
Category:Tower of London
Category:Execution sites in the United Kingdom
Category:Districts of London on the River Thames
Category:Hills of London