专四听写训练103：The Tower of London
In 1078, King William began to build a large stone building on the north bank of the Thames River and named it the Tower of London. The tower was finished 20 years later.
Around 1240, King Henry III made it his home. He painted the tower white, and widened the grounds to include a church, a great hall and other buildings.
In 1381, Richard II became King of England. A group of farmers attacked the tower. In the end, Richard was forced to give up his power to henry IV.
Queen Elizabeth was held prisoner in the tower for two months by Queen Mary, her half sister. She was set free on May 19, 1554, and in 1558 became the Queen of England.
Useful Words and Expressions
threaten v. 恐吓，威胁
threaten someone with death 用死威胁某人
threaten to do sth. 威胁要做某事
The clouds threaten rain. 云预示有雨。
attack v. / n. 攻击
be attacked with (a disease) 患病
open an attack 开始进攻
set sb. free 释放