UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES

The Haunted Tower of London

The Tower of London Haunting
The Tower of London Haunting

The Tower of London Ghosts

The History of the Tower of London is both bloody and cruel. Which is why the Tower of London is considered to have the most ghosts and hauntings of any castles in England. The Bloody Tower, Traitors Gate and the dungeon called the ‘Little Ease’ provide an indication of some of the events which may have taken place in the Tower of London and what has led to so many stories of ghosts and haunting.

Famous Tower of London Ghosts

The people who were incarcerated in the Tower of London are famous people who played an important part in the history of England. Many were violently interrogated and tortured. Many were sentenced without a trial. Those who were executed had their lives ended with a violent, untimely and tragic death. Countless victims were executed on Tower Hill, just outside the Tower of London. Only seven people were executed inside the walls of the Tower of London on Tower Green. The seven people to be executed inside the Tower of London are detailed on the following list. Each of these famous people were killed by beheading. This barbaric form of execution was common in Medieval and Renaissance England and explains why so many ghosts are sighted in a headless state. Stories of ghosts incarcerated in dungeons explain the ‘rattling of chains’ and the terrified shrieks, groans, moans, wails and desperate cries of prisoners account for the noises associated with ghosts.

Five of the seven famous people executed are reputed to haunt the Tower of London. All fit the perfect description and definition of ghosts. The five famous ghosts of people who were executed within the walls of the Tower of London were:

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn
The Ghost of the Countess of Salisbury
The Ghost of Catherine Howard
The Ghost of Jane Rochford
The Ghost of Lady Jane Grey

All died violently, traumatically and tragically. Other famous ghosts were prisoners in the Tower of London and who were subsequently executed include:

The Ghost of Guy Fawkes
The Ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh

Other famous Tower of London ghosts include those who were murdered in the Tower. These murders are often mysterious but always violent, traumatic and tragic. These famous Tower of London ghosts who were murdered include:

The Ghost of Thomas Becket
The Ghost of King Henry VI
The Ghosts of the two little Princes in the Tower

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