The Most Haunted Place In The United Kingdom? By Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430
The Tower of London has been around for 900 years and is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the United Kingdom. It was built by William the Conqueror in 1078.
Anne Boleyn one of Henry VIII wives who was beheaded has been seen looking through the window of the room where she was imprisoned. She has also been seen walking around the rooms with her severed headed under her arm after the place has closed. She has also been seen at the site where she was executed.
Thomas A Becket was one of the first Ghosts to appear in the Tower of London. He was Archbishop of Canterbury in 1162 till his murder in 1170.
Perhaps the not so famous ghost is Arbella Stuart who was a potential successor of Elizabeth I. Her ghost has been seen haunting the Queens House, which is situated on Tower Green. She was seen as a threat to the crown, and it is believed that she was murdered in the Tower of London at the age of 39 years of age.
The ghosts Edward V and his brother Richard were often seen holding each other in fear. They were often seen playing then they suddenly disappeared. It was thought that they were murdered by Richard III, but it was never proved.
In 1674 a box was dug from under some stairs up by workmen containing some small bones. These were thought to be the princes and King Charles II had them buried at Westminster Abbey where they remain today. In fact, the present Queen has refused access to do DNA we don’t know why.
The large white tower is said to have a ghost of a white lady. There are many stories that people have told about hauntings and strange feelings that have occurred at the Tower of London. It is a place steeped in history, so it won’t be surprising if these stories carry on.