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31 of 36  Wed 7th Nov 2018 6:01pm  
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What remains of Coventry Castle with Caesar's Tower. St Mary's Hall was evidently built with stones from the old Castle. Caesar's Tower had to be partly rebuilt after the Blitz. Cov Telegraph photo Edited by member, 7th Nov 2018 6:05 pm
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32 of 36  Thu 20th Jun 2019 12:07pm  
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Helen, do we know why it's known as Caesar's Tower?
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Helen F
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33 of 36  Thu 20th Jun 2019 12:55pm  
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I'm afraid I don't know. I don't know why Warwick and Kenilworth Castles have a Caesar's Tower either. Maybe it was a way of giving a tower a mighty name to give it gravitas and history? Edited by member, 20th Jun 2019 1:00 pm
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34 of 36  Thu 20th Jun 2019 1:18pm  
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Seems you may have hit the nail on the head, Helen F, if we note what is written about Warwick Castle: "Standing at an impressive 44.8m tall, this is the tallest tower at the castle, and comprises of three storeys, excluding the Gaol. It was built on the orders of Thomas de Beauchamp in the 14th century and is a great example of military architecture."
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35 of 36  Thu 20th Jun 2019 4:19pm  
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A link that may be useful: Caesars Tower Coventry
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36 of 36  Thu 20th Jun 2019 4:50pm  
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I wonder if the name Caesars tower was taken from the example of a large tower at Warwick Castle of that name. The building may be contemporaneous to the one at Warwick or if earlier perhaps colloquially named after it and the name stuck.
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