Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Y is for...

Yeomen of the Queen's Bodyguard



Originated in 1485 to guard the new king Henry VII, the yeomen's duties have change in modern times. Still devoted to the monarch, these colorful gents act as guides to the Tower of London, regaling us with its fascinating history and entertaining along the way.


All are veterans of the military services, and experts on their subject matter.

For the history of the Yeoman Warders, Yeoman Archers--other versions of their title--visit their website.

The Tower of London




























Reaching the letter Y means we will soon be leaving ABC Wednesday's Round 7. But don't worry, we'll be back for Round 8 immediately following.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fun and interesting post for the Y Day! Love your photos! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

imac said...

I like it too, Katney.

Roger Owen Green said...

I ain't messin' with those dudes!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

I love these photos!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos of the Yeomen of the Guard. Perfect for Y day, indeed.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Paulie said...

You have soem wonderful photo memories from your travels.

Kerrie said...

Great pictures!! Love them all. Hugs, Kerrie

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Buona serata e buon anno 2011 :)
Myriam

Liz said...

He must have really brought history alive for the children judging by his expression!