The tower behind the wall
(rebuild with the use of brick) is the Martin Tower.
In 1671 Thomas Blood carried out a plan to steal the Crown Jewels which were
housed in the Martin Tower. Colonel Blood (as he liked to be called) often used
disguises and was disguised as a clergyman during the Jewels attempt. Blood and his
accomplices made it to the Wharf before being captured. Then, after being a prisoner
for two months, Blood was not only released, he was also pardoned and
granted a pension of 500 pounds to became a government agent.
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