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Ravens at Tower of London True or fake?

Introduction

There is a legend that six ravens must be kept in the Tower of London. The myth came from Charles II who ordered the six ravens (plus one spare) to be kept their as residents he said if they was ever to leave the tower and white tower will fall and he also stated that they should be protected at all times.But some of the ravens have been able to escape despite having one of their wings clipped . They will only accept healthy ravens that are eating the right things.

For

There are many arguments for the myth being true such as security will be increased if the ravens are taken according to the daily mail. They have even got a Master Derrick Coyle who stays there 24/7 who they will only respond to. If a raven was to die, run away or be taken they will have to be replaced immediately according to the daily mail.

Against

However, there are many arguments against the myth being true such as according to The Guardian it might have just been a Victorian flight of fantasy and no one actually knows exactly where the myth originates from. At least one point in the towers history there has been none left and the tower has survived.But even in world war two there must have been times when the tower had been bombed. According to free tours by foot during World War II the only surviving ravens Grip and Mabel disappeared leaving the tower raven-free.

Conclusion

This myth might be fake as I can think some occasions when there wouldn’t have been enough ravens that are needed such as World War II but the tower might have been on more security so overall I  have a mixed opinion but I generally think its fake.

 

 


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5 Comments

  1. A very interesting podcast with some interesting information. However, you need to reference the sites you used when you propose arguments for and against. You made a sensible conclusion and hopefully now know how to cross-reference websites.

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  2. This broadcast was really good! But i dont believe in the ravens in the towers.

  3. good arguments that prove if the ravens are actually there or not.you used good websites and you had your own good opinion pf whether you believe the myth or not.

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  4. Good podcast and good for and against. I like how you had mixed opinions for the myth.

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