At least six ravens are kept at the Tower of London because, according to legend,
their presence keeps the great White Tower from crumbling and it prevents a terrible
disaster from happening to England.
At the expense of the government, a ravenmaster cares for these birds which
can live up to 25 years, sometimes longer. He keeps the newborns in his home for
six weeks, caring for them. The birds have one wing clipped so they cannot
abandon the kingdom, tempting disaster!
King Charles II ( 1630 - 1685 ) decreed the ravens should be kept at the Tower of
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