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Bear & Clarence Towers

Bear and Clarence Towers were part of construction plans for a royal keep on the north side of the castle created by the future King Richard III
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Bear and Clarence Towers were part of construction plans for a royal keep on the north side of the castle created by the future King Richard III during his ownership of the castle. Richard pulled down a section of the existing wall and began the building of these towers, which were due to be part of a larger fortification with towers in each corner. After Richard’s death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, construction ceased. The towers were originally intended to be as tall as Guy’s Tower and create a four-way tower house.