The Tower of London an Historical Romance by William Harrison Ainsworth George illustrated by George Cruikshank circa 1900s Routledge and Sons

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With William Harrison Ainsworth's captivating historical romance "The Tower of London," which features George Cruikshank's artwork, you can travel back in time.  Published in the early 1900s, this hardcover edition provides a compelling look into the short and tragic reign of Lady Jane Grey.


  • Title: The Tower of London an Historical Romance
  • Publication Date: circa 1900s
  • Publisher: Routledge and Sons
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 464
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear evident on the cover; pencil writing on an inside page (as shown in photos)

Key Features:

  • Explore the complex life and ultimate tragedy of Lady Jane Grey, England's nine-day queen. The novel spans multiple eras and highlights various historical events, from the time of William the Conqueror to the lesser-known Cato Street Conspiracy.
  • William Harrison Ainsworth's narrative skill brilliantly animates the characters and settings, fusing historical facts with creative elements for a memorable reading journey.
  • This book is a valuable addition to any collection—personal or communal—due to its comprehensive depiction of English history.
  • Ideal for history enthusiasts, thought-provoking book club discussions, or evenings dedicated to engrossing literature.
  • The hardcover design adds durability and contributes to its vintage allure.
  • Embrace the authentic charm radiating from each page, accentuated by the signs of age and use visible in the book's condition.


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The vintage pieces I offer have lived past lives filled with love and stories. Consequently, they may display wear signs, adding to their character. Please examine the accompanying photos closely, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

To Sum It Up

"The Tower of London" offers more than a compelling story; it invites another time and place. Its captivating plot and ageless illustrations make it an essential acquisition for both casual readers and dedicated collectors of historical works.

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