Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) the acting commandant of the Tower of London: his appointment as Lieutenant of the Tower
More example sentences
- Ironically, Wentworth's gaoler, Sir Michael Blount, the Lieutenant of the Tower, was himself dismissed and imprisoned in late 1595 for stockpiling arms in anticipation of the Queen's death.
- Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of the Tower, had orders to use whatever means of torture was required to get information from Fawkes.
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