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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