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The White Tower, Tower of London

Photo © 2005 Patricia A. Hickman

The keep is a strong central tower or fortress within a castle. Generally the most heavily defended part of a castle, the keep may contain living quarters, critical supplies, and/or the armory. Keeps may be square or round.

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