The second instalment of TCC Talks… delves into the life and work of a Yeoman Warder (aka a Beefeater). Dave Phillips has lived at the Tower of London for more than 14 years, after serving nearly three decades in the Army.
We covered a range of topics, from the origin of the name ‘Beefeater’, to the iconic uniforms (there is more than one…!), and even inexplicable events of a spooky nature… ?
This was such a great interview with a really knowledgeable and enthusiastic participant – we hope you enjoy it! And if you can’t get enough of, Dave find him on Twitter @BeefeaterDave, for more posts and photos from behind the scenes of Tower life.
A quick look at those Beefeater uniforms ranging from most ‘casual’, to most formal:
In case you missed it, our first TCC Talks… episode – with Dr Sara Read about her debut historical fiction novel – is here. The book follows a fictional midwife in 1665 (the year of the Great Plague), but her patients and cases are based on real-life historical documents from the era!