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Lieutenant of the Tower Line breaks: Lieu|ten¦ant of the Tower

Definition of Lieutenant of the Tower in English:


(In the UK) the acting commandant of the Tower of London: his appointment as Lieutenant of the Tower
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  • 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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