Tower of London hires first female Beefeater

For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."

The young woman will join 34 other Yeoman Warders in the summer of 2007 where her job will be to guard the Tower and care for the six ravens who live there.