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The Ghosts Of The Tower Essay

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The Tower of London is one of the most famous historical buildings in the world. Constructed by William the conqueror in 1078, this grim, grey and awe-inspiring tower, is the most haunted building in England. Perhaps the most well known ghostly residents of the Tower of London are the spirits of Anne Boleyn, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Princes in the Tower and a few others.
Founded nearly a millennium ago, The Tower of London has been expanded over the centuries. The first foundations built by William the Conquer has been constantly improved. “The Tower of London is the oldest palace, fortress and prison in Europe (Britian).” The Tower of London was never supposed to be a prison.The Tower was ...view middle of the document...

Elizabeth's successor, James I of England and VI of Scotland, disliked Raleigh. In 1603 James I accused Walter Raleigh of “plotting against the king and [was] sentenced to death”. Walter Raleigh spent the twelve long years in the Tower of London. October 29, 1618 his execution took place. (bbc.co.uk. raleigh) Modern day guards have seen Walter Raleigh wondering around the Byward Tower. ( real british ghosts)
Edward V and Richard Duke of York, better known as the Princes in the tower, were imprisoned there. “Their ghosts, sometimes holding hands, have been seen in various rooms in the Bloody Tower where they were incarcerated.” In 1674, two skeletons were found buried beneath a staircase. The two princes have been seen in “the Bloody Tower still wearing the white gowns they were imprisoned in.” (Your Ghost Stories)
Lady Jane Grey was a “queen for nine days before she was overthrown by her cousin, Mary Tudor.” Lady Jane Grey was then ordered to be put to death along with her husband (“For Those Who Love Travel”). February 12th she was beheaded and “on the...

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