Friday, November 5, 2010

BEEFEATERS, at the Tower of LondoN

Hi, Guys!,

Have you ever visited the Tower of London? Do you know the BEEFEATERS? Who are they?

In theory, Beefeaters have to look after any prisioner in the Tower of London and safeguard the British crown jewels; but in parctise, they act as tourist guides. Even more, they are a tourist attraction, everybody wants to take a photo with them.

Beefeaters are actually the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, as well as Members of the Soverign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary; although these are popularly known as BEEFEATERS.

The nickname of Beefeater has an uncertain origin. The most probable origin is based on the fact they were fed by large portions of beef at court, which was a privilige at that time.

In addition, Beefeaters are also known as Raven masters since they have to look after all the ravens in the Tower of London. According to the legend, if the Ravens ever leave the fortress, the monarchy will disappear.

I hope you'll find this story interesting! ;-)

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