The Tower of London has a haunted history. Source: rpbmedia / Adobe Stock.

The Tower of London’s Haunted History (Video)


The Tower of London , a storied monument, holds a dark history that continues to haunt its walls. From its origins as a fortress by William the Conqueror to a prison and even a zoo, the Tower's past is marred with tales of tragedy. One haunting tale is of Thomas Becket , whose ghost destroyed the inner wall until a chapel silenced his spirit. Then the young princes, locked away by Richard III, still wander, eternally searching. Anne Boleyn , imprisoned and executed, roams the grounds, her head in hand, a chilling reminder of the Tower's ruthless past.

King Henry VIII's armor, said to be malevolent, causes guards to feel a chilling grip on their necks. The tragic couple, Jane Grey and her husband, lost in the labyrinthine Tower, make ghostly appearances. Guy Fawkes , whose failed Gunpowder Plot led to torture and execution, still cries beneath the Tower. Lastly, the Tower's stint as a zoo left a trail of suffering, with reports of ghostly stampeding horses and lions roaring in the night. With such a bloody history it’s no wonder the Tower of London is said to be haunted.

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By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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