Tower of London launches 1,000 year old Facebook timeline
Great use of a Facebook Timeline here from London’s most historic landmark, the Tower of London, which is planning to launch a millennium of monumental dates for social media users to explore in what is believed to be the oldest historic timeline on Facebook.
The Timeline will encompass 1,000 years of history and will be backdated to 1066 when what became London’s premier fortress was first established by William the Conqueror.
Populated with infamous events, the Tower’s Facebook TimeLine will include: the execution of Anne Boleyn (1538); the torture of Guy Fawkes (1605); the murder of the two Princes in the Tower (1483) and the Great Fire of London (1666) – along with stories of iconic Beefeaters and the legendary ravens.
The Timeline has been created by the digital team at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for the Tower of London, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tim Powell, Digital Media Manager for Historic Royal Palaces, said: “It’s an incredibly powerful way for modern audiences to engage with
the Tower’s rich history, in the same way they interact with their friends and record their own lives. We just wonder if Henry VIII and the Tower’s other infamous characters would have minded having their pasts scrutinised by the Facebook generation.”
The page can be viewed at Facebook.com/toweroflondon