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Scarce image of the aftermath of the fire at the Tower of London in October 1841.

On the night of October 15, 1841, a devastating fire broke out at the Tower of London. The fire started in the White Tower, the oldest and most iconic structure of the castle, and quickly spread to other parts of the castle.

The fire was discovered by a sentry around midnight, and the alarm was raised immediately. Despite the efforts of the guards and fire brigade, the fire continued to spread and engulf more of the castle. It was not until the next morning that the fire was finally brought under control.

The cause of the fire was never definitively determined, but it was believed to have been caused by a faulty flue in the White Tower. The fire destroyed much of the White Tower and severely damaged other parts of the castle, including the Royal Menagerie and the Royal Armouries.