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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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