Was Doctor Manette imprisoned in the Tower of London? Darnay mentioned that while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, he heard that workmen had found the word "D.I.G" in a cell. Beneath stone and ashes, papers and a small leather case were found. After hearing this, Dr. Manette became ill. What is the link between Dr. Manette and the Tower of London?

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It's important not to confuse the Bastille with the Tower of London. The Bastille was a notorious prison in Paris that became the hated symbol of the old regime. The storming of the Bastille on 14th July, 1789 is generally thought to be the start of the French Revolution. In A Tale of Two Cities, Dr. Manette is locked away in this stinking hell-hole for eighteen long years on completely bogus charges. Unsurprisingly, he suffers severe trauma due to his lengthy period of imprisonment.

We know about the appalling justice done to Dr. Manette through a letter he wrote while in prison. It was discovered by Defarge hidden in the North Tower of the Bastille, and he reads it...

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