within this tower was the King's private room. King Henry VI, was held prisoner in this tower by Edward IV and was said to have been murdered whilst praying in the oratory of the tower on this night of the 21st May 1471.
Henry VI was born on the 6th of December 1421 and was the founder of Eton College and Kings College Cambridge.
Most, if not all, of English colleges celebrate Founders Day and Eton have been celebrating the birth of Henry VI since 1905 when two boys laid a bouquet of white lilies on Henry's tomb. By 1947 King's College Cambridge were given permission to join the ceremony. Since then Kings, lay white roses in purple ribbons alongside the Eton lilies in pale blue ribbons on the spot where Henry VI is said to have been murdered.