It has been the seat of British
government and the living quarters of monarchs ...
the site of renown political intrigue, and the
repository of the Crown Jewels ... It has housed
lions, bears, and (to this day) flightless ravens
(who have lived there since the Tower was first
constructed. It is said that if they leave, a
great disaster will befall the kingdom) ... not to
mention notorious traitors and framed members of
court, lords and ministers, clergymen and knights.
Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham