Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, A.K.A. the Tower of London, is located along the River Thames in London. It has been used as a royal residence, an armory, a treasury, a menagerie and a prison, to name a few purposes. In keeping with the theme of this blog, I will be exploring the darker side of the tower.
The Tower of London has an infamous reputation as being a place of torture and death. However, the tower itself was home to only seven deaths before the World Wars. The deaths associated with the Tower of London were generally conducted north of the castle, on Tower Hill. Over the course of 400 years, 112 deaths occurred there. During the World Wars, twelve men were executed for espionage.
With such a rich history, it's no wonder the Tower of London would be the home of a few ghosts. Some of the more notorious specters are Anne Boleyn, Henry VI, Lady Jane Grey, Margaret Pole, and the Princes in the Tower.
Being a bit of an amateur ghost hunter myself, I've got a mental bucket list of places to visit. Most of the destinations on my list are locations within the United States. But in the event I ever find myself in England, the Tower of London is a MUST SEE.
Have you visited the Tower of London? Tell me about it!