Traitors’ Gate was the gate through which traitors were brought into the Tower of London via the Thames. Today there is a memorial on Tower Green, close to the execution site within the Tower where those of high rank were executed out of site of the crowds.
The inscription reads :
‘Gentle visitor pause awhile : where you stand death cut away the light of many days : here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life : may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage : under there restless skies’. Brian Catling