07/10/16

Ghost Queens: Jane Seymour

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King Henry VIII famously had six wives, but what he wanted most was a male heir. Henry’s first two wives, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, tried in vain for sons, but each only bore a single daughter. Henry divorced Katherine for Anne, and the former queen died alone in January 1536. Accused of witchcraft and adultery, Anne lost her head on the chopping block just a few months later. The two former queens reportedly haunt several English properties, but they aren’t alone. Legend has it Jane Seymour, Henry’s third wife, roams Hampton Court Palace, searching for the baby she left behind.

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02/28/16

Ghost Queens: Anne Boleyn

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King Henry VIII may have had six wives, but Anne Boleyn is arguably the most famous. Henry was so smitten by the dark-haired beauty that he declared himself head of the English church, invalidated his 24-year marriage to Katherine of Aragon, married Anne, and then banished the heartbroken Katherine to the palace she reportedly haunts. Despite all this, Anne too eventually lost the king’s favor. However, Anne wasn’t banished. She lost her head on the chopping block and now haunts several English properties.

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