The Tower of Lon­don’s Beefeaters are set to strike over their pen­sions. Did you also know…?

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● ‘Beefeater’ is the nick­name for the Tower’s Yeo­man Warders, a job cre­ated by Henry VII. ● Part of their job is pro­tect­ing the Crown Jewels. ● Un­til the 1800s, their wages were partly paid in beef. ● In 2007, Moira Cameron be­came the first fe­male to be ap­pointed to the post. Two years later, in 2009, two other Beefeaters were sacked for ha­rass­ing her.

● Ev­ery night, the Beefeaters hold the Cer­e­mony of the Keys, putting the Queen’s keys away safely. ● To get the job, you need at least 22 years’ ser­vice in the Armed Forces.

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