Thief scales Tower of London gates, steals drawbridge keys, in Guy Fawkes Night raid

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Off with their heads! Thief scales gates into Tower of London and steals
    keys to the drawbridges before fleeing in extraordinary security blunder
    (Daily Mail)
    much more including pictures at DM link above (love their use of passive voice here, btw: "is said," "was claimed," etc. etc.)

    And so, daring, yes, embarrassing, I'd say, but not nearly so daring and embarrassing as that infamous commoner's entry into the Queen's bedchamber in Buckingham Palace thirty years ago:

    In the Queen's bedchamber: 30 years ago, 'shrooms in the soup led to colossal cock-up (WS thread)
     
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    Gardenlady Active Member

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    What a great caper in honor of Guy (what can I say? I have a soft spot for my Catholic forebears!) Also reminds me of one of the episodes of the Sherlock series, Where Moriarty gains access to the Crown Jewels in an unbelievably complicated (and show-offy) manner!
     
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