You were at the Tower last summer? I was there last September! It was very cool to be there.
Oh, by the way, thanks for link on veiling. I ended up finding it by doing a Google search, and sent it to my lady friend of mine. I'll find out what she thought soon! :-)
Yes. I was in England for a music festival and stayed to do some sightseeing. It was very cool and at the same time rather disturbing to know all that happened inside those walls - to stand where Lady Jane Grey and Robert Devereaux were beheaded was a little weird. I did go by Tyburn, but didn't stop.
There's a pitfall of history books, IMO. It just doesn't seem real until you are there. That's part of why I like to travel.
You are welcome for the veiling essay. The points about being feminine and making that part of the persona need to be taught. Veiling or wearing a hat is part of it. For a long time, women have been trying to convince us youngin's that it really doesn't matter, but it does.