Murderous May: The Headless Ghost of Anne Boleyn

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Today, May 19th, marks the anniversary of the execution of famed historical figure Anne Boleyn. Anne, the second wife to King Henry VIII of England, was taken from her quarters in the Tower of London and presented for execution at the scaffold site where her head was summarily separated from her body with the swift swing of a sword. Though she has been dead for nearly half a century, some say Anne Boleyn is not about to go quietly into that good night…
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Hampton Court Palace, London

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is famed for being the home of Henry VIII and five out of his six (unfortunate) wives.  Outside of England, however, it is not well known that the Palace was in fact built for a commoner, Thomas Wolsey. Thomas Wolsey was born of relatively humble origins, but graced with the fire of ambition.  He followed a career in the church, and a career it was…not a divine calling. His thirst for power pushed him higher and higher through the church’s rank and ultimately into politics, from Archbishop of York to his final position of Lord Chancellor of England.  Over his stellar career, he perhaps saved more money than he did souls, for he was able to commission a truly palatial home on a choice piece of property right along the Thames in London.

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