Beefeater woman Tower of London first

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A Beefeater at the Tower of London made history yesterday - she became the first woman in the post.

Moira Cameron, from Argyll in Scotland, beat five men to secure the coveted position as a Yeoman Warder, the first female in the role in the guards' 522-year history.

She donned the traditional blue and scarlet livery for her duties, which began with opening the Beauchamp Tower and the Chapel Royal of St Peter and Vincula.

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Nicholas Clifford - 9/5/2007

In the interests of historical (and linguistic) accuracy, let's try St. Peter-ad-Vincula (St. Peter in chains).