AMAZING ESCAPES FROM
THE TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London is a real stronghold, complete with its own guards, sky-tall walls, and a moat surrounding it.
Still, 40 prisoners somehow managed to flee the Tower of London, one escape every 20-30 years. The first person to ever break free from the fortress was one Bishop Ranulf Flambard, who somehow got the guards so drunk that he successfully managed to slip away using a rope in 1101.
Some of these escapes were even more impressive and featured writing letters with invisible ink, dressing up as nuns, and drugging the guards - so that's where movie makers got the plots of pretty much every prison break movie imaginable!
Clancy's comment: Once upon a time, it was a dark and gloomy night ...