Are Prisoners of the Tower of London being revised?

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I noticed that Editbot changed category Prisoners of the Tower of London to Tower of London. Are we mixing everyone together? Prisoners, governors, guards and those like Colonel Blood who had a field day there? Is it a good idea?
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asked in Policy and Style by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (135k points)

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Although I'm generally in favour of making categories as broad and simple as possible I would have thought Prisoners of the Tower of London was a sufficiently rich set to deserve a category. The Tower of London was a special prison - you pretty much had to have offended the monarch in some way - so the prisoners are virtually all notable. Just off the top of my head it's going to include Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.
answered by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Mach 7 (70.9k points)
You forgot the Princes. :-)

But I agree there should be such a category with links to both prisons and the Tower. It's a bit like Deans of St Pauls.

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