One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) the acting commandant of the Tower of London.‘his appointment as Lieutenant of the Tower’
- ‘Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of the Tower, had orders to use whatever means of torture was required to get information from Fawkes.’
- ‘Ironically, Wentworth's gaoler, Sir Michael Blount, the Lieutenant of the Tower, was himself dismissed and imprisoned in late 1595 for stockpiling arms in anticipation of the Queen's death.’
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