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Halloween Ghosts at Hampton Court Palace
"Hello this is Jonah and I've come to Hampton Court palace by the River Thames to get into the mood for Halloween Hampton Court Palace belonged to England's King Henry v Eight in the sixteenth century and as you may know he had six a wonderful I'm excited visit teeth or rotting in his mouth and courtier said before you heard him coming along the corridor Odia you could smell him I can testify to working here in the day and a lot of strange unexplained and frankly scary things do packed with history and I can well imagine a few ghosts I'm going to be walking around the state apartments with Sheila who leads the ghost tours at Hampton court a young people like music closed dancing and in fact she made Henry the eighth feel young again but Henry was far from the Sheila's kindly agreed to tell me the spookiest stories of the palace so Sheila thank you very much for agreeing to show me around this wonderful palace Mus galleries where he would basically walk from his private apartment alone here and you see we've got two doors to either side happen a wonderful that's exactly what I want to hear where will you take us I well I think we should start in the famous Tudor haunted gallery off the wall these doors lead to Henry the eighth and his queen whoever she was at the time their private praying rooms the top of the chapel the ground floor was that he just preferred to be alone while he said his devotion so people knew every which is man that you see in that painting just to your right hand side Henry had a waste of fifty one inches he was grossly fat most Jason Faith residents looks like a wonderful place to live but can be very scary there lots of ghosts stores here attributed to Hampton Court Palace and yes morning when Henry was at Hampton court where he was going to be an even one eat broken away from the Catholic church he still said his prayers in here every morning so how does Katherine Howard fit into that are good question now Catherine Howard was Henry Gates fifth wife and by the time she married the the chapel and Henry used to say most of his devotions in this private room next to where I'm standing and he very rarely went down into the body eighty five he couldn't do as much exercise he had an ulcer on his lake and all the sort of medical conditions slowed the king eighty who the done some great service for the crown and they could live here rent free life and they became known as where to most of the stories come from will most of the stories Jonah come from our grace-and-favour residents they were special people that lived here from seventeen six being the king was about fifty years of age Catherine was eighteen she was basis she was pretty she liked all the things that why did he let himself go so much and he was fifty he was fifty years of age well he'd always been quite healthy but he had a fall from his horse when he was twenty he ate a lot because he could afford it yet he partied and that was the price he paid thank you for that why is Katherine so in the famous gallery is quite dark and it's famous painting that must be Henry the eighth over here sheet of what does this mean all this is one of Henry's face friends before she married the king and his she'd probably been honest and told the king he would have still married but she kept this secret associated with this gallery right it was fifteen forty one and Henry and Catherine had been married for six months they were here at Hampton court to St he was old he was smelly he was no fun she didn't want to have children with him in fact he repulsed her she'd started a friendship with a gentleman at court a man called Thomas culpeper and they will round about the same age and friendship turned to love now catherine sat down and she made the biggest mistake of her life she wrote Colpepper a letter colpepper dancing playing cards giggling having fun like young people do and soon evitable happened ace but when he did the truth bore upon him and he cried like a baby and he was very angry genuinely loved her so he jen aside heard her please do you think he was gonNA open that door well I always assume that love with prevail but what happened they find out I mean how do the king find out when he found out later by chance because Catherine was here at Hampton court but what Henry didn't know was the over and celebrate Christmas but what Henry didn't know was this lovely queen of his had secret past she had two boys rooms what kind of interogations asking them questions really not so much interrogation but torture to extract the truth from them did they tell the truth didn't matter to Henry whether they told the truth or not these allegations had come to light Aspen Normal Henry was on the other side saying his morning devotions and when Catherine got here she gently knocked on I denounced at all it's a pack of lies in fact he left the letter on his desk in his private apartments and did not open it for two days she had to have a plan and legend has it that while she was under house arrest one morning she managed to escape the attention of move while investigations to these allegations were going on courtiers came to tell Henry that indeed his wife had had to housed the more desperate the poor girl became until after a minute or two she was crying begging the Henry to come out he never did the time the king was in his apartments later with his ill health a lot of time Catherine was young she wanted fun and she spent her time with and they were probably guilty sushila how did the story play out in the end will catharine with young she did not want to die. Ron System and Henry Mannix hold off to the famous tower of London the interogations Catherine was held in her please could you come out I do need to speak to you you see she had to be polite she was fighting for her life Henry on the other new in love and now he gave orders that Catherine beheld under house arrest which meant Yeomen of the guard on her door so they would watch her every in his letter it said how much she loved him and how much he wished she was his wife and how much she regretted marrying the king the boyfriend before she married Francis Theorem who was a cousin of hers and Henry Mannix a music teacher so colpepper door and probably said something like Henry it's your wife it's Catherine and to keep on praying to God maybe praying that if he married a gain he would find the right one however the more that does state owed the dead of night of hearing the earthly shrieks and screams of a gyro where we're running along this guy permissions do not like change and although strange things still happen in this gallery the ghostly form of young Catherine Howard had in was they were all true but he thought he had finally found the right wife for him so henry resolved to keep the door closed she put up a fight she did not want to go she knew if she didn't see Henry Her fate would be sealed or a tragedy does her ghost with Thomas culpeper they all been hung drawn courted and their heads would stay on traitor's gate for three years Harry Unforgiving Yeomen of the Guard solway she was and they dragged her literally kicking and screaming back to her apartment gods she tip toed down this famous gallery and when she got to the store just to my left hand side it was closed the tools of just opened so we've just Henry was a broken man he'd seen that letter and all the detestable things that she'd written about him and the funny thing was and the sad yea Geeta that was a fascinating and spooky story thank you very much I've become a degree colder actually listening to that site met her is three heads on spikes front system Henry Mannix and in the middle her beloved ellery glimpses of the young queen in ghostly form or cold or seen regularly up until nineteen hundred when this do it was deemed that Catherine Howard after thorough investigations was guilty of adultery having other boyfriends and Tree Korea was painted it was spruced up and it was open to our day visitors now it's often said that ghosts or is not been seen since should I tell you the conclusion to the tail yes please yes now February time fifteen forty two revealed later but for now I'm GonNa tell you a little story fifteen thirty seven the twelfth of October Henry the cernan Eh Prince Edward is born here at Hampton court but very very sadly ten days later Jane Seymour his mother is dead and Civil Penn who was going to be his nursemaid now has an even bigger task on our hands she's going to become like a mother to misselling later this was all in the lateran giveaway isn't it what a silly goal she was an inevitably the letter was found and taken to the king who great hives of easement the Tudor toilet block to everybody and it was highly sophisticated very clean and modern in court it and so did young Queen Elizabeth but young Queen Elizabeth being young strong and robust survive but simple part of it used to belong to a lady called simple pen who was henry the eighth son Prince Edwards nursemaid and the other half was the so to deter anyone else from crossing swords or doing anything that would upset His Majesty King Henry Doc if you seen her ghost I haven't personally but many grace-and-favour residents particularly in the Victorian period of toll I think quite a few people caught smallpox here but only sipple Penn died Elizabeth I was very very ill then being in her late seventies an old lady at that time succumbed to the disease and she died how many did it spread to don't worry enjoying their free accommodation at Hampton court one night there was a terrific storm thunder roared and light okay and are we on the outside one of the apartments yes apartment thirty nine and this is very very famous for lots of reasons red brick gateway there this is where visitors to the palace come in a free day on it would have been the entrance that King Henry the eighth would abuse poke grave and everything was quiet here on the western front until the mid reign of Queen Victoria when there was a family you experience some of the joys of Hampton court but there was an outbreak of smallpox smallpox. What did that mean well smaller for those days are wonderful that's what I like so which ghost is associated with this apartment sipple pen she's often called the grey lady as well and all will be him as well now long after Henry the Eighth Cer- died and the young prince unfortunately sipple pen was still here the it was fifteen sixty two in the reign of Henry's daughter Elizabeth the first the whole court were here and the symbols bones were all sucked up from her grade and scattered around the churchyard yeah is horrific was buried up the road in Hampton will you can still see Ho grave today now with stone likeness of who was carved and put on top earning crashed and the grave simple pen was struck. Saint Mary's Church and they say that the lightning penetrated so deep into the ground the palace and I'm standing outside Sheila Sheila exactly where all we will what is this spot cold this is the famous waste gate you see the lovely season and one very bleak morning she was road up to that famous traded his gate the Tower of London and when she got there a horrific lives two of whom unbelievable and Catherine Howard were executed just up the river from here at the Tower of London this is a really beautiful palace folks very much like chicken pox today but much worse was a killer in Cuba time so this was very very dangerous now civil pen Queen Elizabeth started the fashion wearing white makeup on her face to triumph where to go come in Civil Penne Pasta way she hold the pants and be family who lived in those rooms that were once used by simple pen now the Ponson be family with their service it but not just standing here it is very atmospheric play it really is very very special but she recovered obviously she recovered but her face was left with those horrible pop marks on like the chicken pox yet and that twice but there's more although the bones of simple were reburied and taken inside the church to a crypt it seems after that time the old lady started to wonder she started to wonder so where does she wonder is getting spooky no she wanted back here to hunt one of Henry's courtyards and rebuilt in a new style a style called barrack but because William didn't have money to knock down of Henry's buildings as you can see where we are standing there's a false wall and we're looking straight at some of the two buildings she was in her seventies she was a widow. Her husband had been a decorated military hero that's how she got her rent-free accommodation and in the mid Victorian period on the second floor there was a suite of apartments for a lady called Lady Hilda Yard seen to this day now the West Gate there the entrance to Hampton Court Palace soldiers in the Victorian period that were billeted here used to stand outside those gates at night and look after the security of the grace-and-favour residents however many soldiers about we've got the newer part of the palace this new apart was built between sixteen eighty nine and seventeen hundred for king and queen called in her the pumps and be servants and the family were feeling pretty shaken by these events and the gray lady continues to be to them but they didn't like Henry old to two buildings they were ugly they wanted something modern like the king of France so they knocked down Louis seemed to love and it's about two skeletons that were found near the new apart the Palace Fountain court that was built bullpen spinning wheel as she used to spin the on the young prince would close now that noise continued in these apartments until rope lem every night with the setting of the sun her and her servants would here scratching sound that seemed to come from the wooden because night after night in the apartments a wording sound could be heard and we know that the wording sound was probably the noises stopped after that they did not they continued sightings of civil pen or the gray lady were now seen in the there were investigations done and behind a false wall that was found a perfectly preserved to the room complete with speed I that would be a spooky is this we have many many stories but I'm GonNa tell you a story now that all the children who visit the strange men would appear they were dressed in ragged clothes and they would speak to each other in mumbling tones nobody so we've come to different parts of the palace known dumb it looks very different yes you'll correct in the courtyard behind. US earning will the spinning wheel was taken away the room was opened up and the Ponson be family side a sigh of relief or just going to say and with virtually shaking to its very foundations and then just as I thought things could get no more scary too William the third and Mary the second they were King and Queen of England by one hundred fifty years after King Henry died they came here the palace belonged understood what they were saying but night after night the strange things would happen in that apartment and Lady Hilda Yard lost many and now lady Hilda Yard lift here on our own but was about five or six thousand that looked after her but lady Hilda Yard had melling in their old two apartments as the night wore on these sounds would gain in intensity until the little apartment instigate is possible for Phantom or a ghost anything is possible that's wonderful thank you I love that what could we possibly hear next the apartment is always think I just saw the gray lady is also thing I did the gray lady was last seen in two thousand and five so you might have seen The two strange men and there were workman in this area. If you'd like to follow me I will tell you what happened strain cover some of the surrounding tiles and to lay new drainage pipes they'd only doug about two feet down on the work it's just to the right of us and you are correct withstood around a drain cover and there is a reason now two weeks in sixty nine one thousand nine and seventeen hundred so if you'd like to follow me will make hallway there now soft lady Hilda yards last letter to the royal household there were workman in this area the purpose of being here was to take the perfectly preserved human skeletons wow and we're standing above them right now what happened skeletons would take they could not believe there is they diamond tools scratch their heads and called for their manager because they'd come across too servants because they would just too frightened to be here now a we call to post when Lady Hilda Yod with last visited so so she'd have noticed that we're standing around a drain cover is there a reason for that is we're backout in Fountain court the new apart the palace they were given a Christian burial and surprise surprise lady Hilda Yard complained no more ooh way they were analyzed and don't forget this was the Victorian periods today we know a lot more but it seems they'd been in their current position branding their post and ran off screaming when they saw the ghost of sipple pen the gray lady walk straight through those clothes occasion but one hundred fifty to two hundred years at the most two skeletons that were identified as males were taken away and we'll put down over those bodies and that's where those two workmen who died stayed until they decided to ah pocketed that money came down here at the dead of night a palace just being built they were gaping holes everywhere cash and wanted the building to be built as quick as possible but he didn't want to spend much money so what happened sub-standard bricks down injuring eleven men and killing to these with the two men we know that the master carpenter was given uh-huh really quickly but it preserves the bones then maybe a day or two later big stones the ones we're standing on now the Christopher wren between sixty eight nine and seventeen hundred for King William and Queen Mary but King William was a little bit short of the it's nice to know ghosts can rest piece lost how did the skeletons get there we don't have a concrete answer but we do have suggested morten not very good materials we used and when the south range just over there too you're right with complete it promptly came tumbling Qahira Hampton court standing in the new courtyard and we do know from all records the this lovely baroque part of the palace was built we are standing through the bodies down a big hole covered them in quick lime which makes the flesh decomposed or disappear I to bit of money to make sure the two men who died were given a Christian burial I put it to you Jonah what if the Mazda Cop and course Hampton court has over one thousand three hundred rooms so plenty of rooms to explore if they were open but they were not now the entrance and the exit before the exhibition closes however ten minutes came and went she did not pass me there were no doors that she could've opened Yourself very difficult to say because people that I know who have seen ghosts especially in the daytime say they are as real is it lady Hilda Yard mazing story well Sheila thank you so much for those very spooky stories you got me spooked out upstairs as well have you ever seen at the exhibition were in closed off from the public so you could look in those four rooms you couldn't venture anywhere else and today yes but at the time I just thought she was a member of the public that's how I'm saying that ghosts can appear very very real amazing thank you well that was me Jonah at Hampton court learning about the fascinating ghosts in history of the palace I will definitely be there's nowhere else she could go she had to pass me to leave I looked everywhere through the exhibition and I never found her she just disappeared again because there is so much more to learn about Henry the eighth and his six wives not to mention other kings and Queens such as William and Mary who built Paul still in the exhibition there was absolutely nobody they're amazing did it spooky out not at the time on reflection the palace it's packed with atmosphere treasures and fascinating nooks and crannies and the gardens and Parkland absolutely stunning as you will me it's only when you go back and think about it that you rationalized yourself and think that couldn't have been anything or anyone else with the same and I close the exhibition about four thirty every afternoon I was doing some cleaning cleaning the desks when out of the corner of my eye thank you so much for telling us some of the spooky stories we've actually ever heard on story Nori and can we all wish you a very happy Halloween the same to all of you thank you very much but it goes but yes I think I have where with the WHO've been I was employed to run an exhibition up in Fountain Court can you see the small little windows Zia it was called servants soldiers and suffragettes and it was about our grace-and-favour history we only had about four rooms all those rooms if you do get a chance to visit Hampton court which I highly recommend try not to get too lost in the famous maze in the meantime and this is aimed at all older listeners if you want to be spooked out even more you can search on Youtube for the skeletal of Hampton Court a film taken by security is currently at the ball was being fitted for a week I haven't seen it yet but a warning if you die of fright don't write in and one evening trumping down now for me Jonah Story Noy DOT com happy Halloween lady in a long black dress with long black hair and to the exhibition realize we look no absolutely Israel's you Jonah now I thought at the corner and she didn't say anything to you she would have had to have passed me to leave she never did after I closed the front door and had a look everywhere to see if she would camera at the palace which shows a mysterious ghostly figure but he saw it and unfortunately all his hair fell out so he why is she could have been one of these goths these people who like to wear black excetera and I did sort of call out to her and say you've got ten minutes to have a look this guy complain to me and once again thank you very much to Sheila who is a State Department water at Hampton Court Palace and a brilliant storyteller yeah guy the take now it's time to is he it took me tweets in court to her apartments now the pumps and be family and their servants started to feel very uneasy and afraid. 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"Welcome to noble blood, production of iheartradio and grim and mild from. Aaron minke listener discretion is advised. Anne of CLEVES had traveled over three hundred miles by land and by sea to come to England to meet her future husband to be King Henry the eighth. Neither had laid eyes on the other before the marriage arrangement was finalized, but Henry had commissioned a portrait of an, and he liked what he saw well enough to greet the diplomatic match. And, so arrangements were made for the twenty four year old sister of a prominent duke to become wife Number Four. After weeks of travel, and her entourage made it to Rochester in England on New Year's Eve, the final day of fifteen, thirty nine. She was staying there at the Bishop's Palace. In three days time she would make her way to London where she was supposed to meet her future husband for the first time. On New Year's Day and found herself gazing out the window of her bedchamber into the courtroom below where celebratory Bull Baiting was occurring. And didn't speak English only German, and while her escort had been nothing, but polite, deferential to her, she was still in an alien country where the clothing's customs. Even the smiles could be sinister. They had warned her that the English. Was a dangerous place. Watching the men dance around the animals in the courtyard below the dog, dodging in between the legs of the ball and wondered if she had come to England to be Predator or prey. She had the uneasy sense, but the position of Queen wasn't a spectator role. And the bull baiting never ends well for either the dog or the bull. The! English seemed to enjoy their sports when they end in blood. It was at that moment that her chamber door flung open and nine men, wearing hooded cloaks swept into the room. And screamed. But before this sound even left her mouth, the tallest of the men had ensnared her in his arms, and attempted to sweep her into a kiss. And wriggled away disgusted and called for help. In German, she begged her attendance for an explanation. The men didn't seem to mean any harm. In fact, they had begun to laugh. The man who had tried to kiss her, she saw who is not only the tallest, but also the. Had An uneasy gate. And a glint of red hair that flashed from beneath his coat. After a few words in English that an couldn't comprehend. All of the man walked away. It was a gain when a for attendance explained to her. A courtly game of chivalry. The men were pretending to be Robin Hood or romantic heroes. I. Don't understand in replied. I'm going to marry the king. No, why would anyone insult him by trying to compromise my honor? And got her answer a moment later. Came retinue of men reentered her chamber this time without their cloaks. Now. The tall broad man wore purple and gold. His hair and beard were red, and as he stepped forward, everyone around an lowered into a bow. And vowed to of course, the man was King Henry the eighth himself. Not Content to wait three days to see his bride Henry had come to surprise her early in disguise imagining that she would fall instantly in love. That's soulmates do. It would be like something out of the stories of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table The beautiful princess, recognizing her love, even as he's disguised as common nave. Henry had played masquerade games in court for decades his courtiers were well practiced in treating him with nothing but flattery when he was in his flimsy disguise this. And it fainting delighted surprise when the King Unmasked Himself. But an had never seen Henry before. Let alone heard of his proclivity for self indulgent theatrics. To her. Here was just a strange middle-aged man attempting to assault her days before her wedding. As soon as she saw the king, his royal finery, she lowered her face to the floor to avoid the discomfort of their mutual humiliation. But King Henry just laughed and raised her up and kissed her on the cheek. The to made polite conversation with an interpreter and bid each other goodbye until they would see each other in London in a few days time. The disaster it seemed had been averted by their mutual good humor. But the moment Henry left the Bishop's Palace. The good humor dissolved from his face, replaced with a scowl. He turned to his. minister. Thomas Cromwell riding next to him on a horse. I like her not. Henry said. It was an inauspicious start to an inauspicious marriage. Though Anne of cleves is now mainly remembered for being less attractive than her portrait and made her out to be. Her story goes much deeper than that. She spent her life in England, outliving all five of Henry's other wives something between a hostage and a casualty of Henry the eighth narcissism and ego. She was a woman who did what it took to survive. I'm Danish, Sports. And this is noble blood. It had been two years since Henry's third wife. Jane Seymour died after giving birth to their son Edward. Henry, of course felt the immense relief at having a male heir toddler, whom everyone assured him was perfectly healthy. But two years without a wife was enough time in morning. Besides everyone knows you need a second son, just in case a back. Henry already had a tiny Prince of Wales, and now he wanted a baby. Duke of York. Henry's first choice of bride was the beautiful French widow Madame de Longueville born Mary of Jeez. Henry sent envoys to France to try to negotiate to try to entice her to become the fourth queen of England. But Mary Geeze was already spoken for engaged to the young and very handsome King James of Scotland. Though. Henry demanded some diplomatic. We'd alling to try to break up their engagement. It was a lost cause. Both Mary of Geeze and King James of Scotland were attractive and in their twenties, Henry was in his late forties already expanding with a swollen leg that needed to be periodically punctured to let the US out. Mary! Politely declined his offer and married James. A, little stung Henry asked the French Ambassador to assemble all of the eligible French women at the same Manor House in Calais, so he henry could come by and choose one. The King of France Francis the I was outranged. Henry's proposition. It is not our custom. He wrote back to display women of noble rank like horses for sale. Henry would need to look further afield to find his next fried. In Brussels Henry's ambassador. Thomas Raucously had finally convinced the beautiful Christina of Denmark to sit for a portrait so that they could send it back to Henry and he could see what she looked like. Christina was tall and willowy. She had dimples when she smiled one in each cheek and one that appeared in her chin when she was laughing. She was widely praised among the courts of Europe for her gentle nature. People whispered. The to is also brilliant. She spoke three languages. She also had very little interest in King Henry. The. Christina knew all about what had happened to Catherine of Aragon so cruelly disposed of. And to and Bowlin. and. The third one had died to, hadn't she? No it was much safer not to be a wife at the mercy of Henry's fickle winds and mercurial mood swings. while. Christina posed for her portrait. Roslea tried to convince her of Henry's charms. He told her that Henry was gentle and kind and good. Christina couldn't help but laugh at that hard enough that the dimple and her chin appeared. A would marry King Henry. She said if I only had an extra head to spare. Another dead end, and another blow to the ego of the king who had once been celebrated for his looks and charm. Now the need for Henry to make a diplomatic marriage was increasing. Thanks so the kerfuffle of divorcing Catherine of Aragon and marrying and Berlin Henry was excommunicated, which meant any neighboring country could invade England and claim it was in the name of the church. And the Catholic. Nations around England seemed to be getting pretty cozy. King Francis, the first and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the fifth look to be forging a little friendship. The two of them were gallivanting around the loop palace together while the English ambassador present was assigned the smallest least hospitable rooms possible. If the two of them united and attacked England Henry had very few international allies would help him. Henry had married for love before, and now he needed a foreign bride. Though Henry was excommunicated, he still wasn't a Lutheran which limited his options for a bride a bit. What about cleaves Julich Henry's adviser Thomas Cromwell one day? Their new. Duke was a reformed Catholic but no friend of the pope. And he had an unmarried sister. When Rosslea went to visit cleaves Germanic custom managed. The unmarried goal appeared wearing heavy veils. Well Henry bellowed when Rosslea returned. So much prettier than Christine of Denmark roths assured the king. But Henry didn't need to take his word for it. He had commissioned a portrait of the girl and of Cleves by Hans Holbein. And when the portrait came back, Henry was in trans. She had gentle kind face and heavy-lidded. Is that made her look both mysterious and wise? Henry spend hours staring at the portrait, imagining his hands around her tiny waist, and his lips upon her perfect smooth cheeks. The match was set. Twenty four year old and of cleves who had never before left the cloister confines of her family. was going to become the next queen of England. The Anne of cleves had a sterling noble lineage on both sides of her family. She was almost entirely unprepared for life in the English court. No one had ever really believed to have Mary higher than being the Duchess. She spoke only. English or French. And she was untrained in music and poetry. The only dances she knew where the German one she had grown up with. But prepared or not, the chance to become the queen of England was not something her family was going to. Especially because being unmarried at twenty four, and was beginning to become a bit of an embarrassment. Henry wanted to travel north via Antwerp on her way to England so she wouldn't have to pass through the land of the Holy Roman Emperor. But that would necessitate a longer see voyage. Ann's Mother didn't want to risk and complexion being damaged by the salty sea air. After all Henry, only one deter because he liked what he saw in the portrait. So permission was asked, and granted by Charles the fifth, and an and her retinue of nearly three hundred people traveled across Europe towards her new future. In Calais where an was set to board, a boat across the English Channel and was delayed two weeks by foul weather. Rocks Lee was apologetic. He brought and to see the ship already for her departure, dripping in festive streamers and ribbons and banners. No matter and said I'll take the time to learn of my new people and my new husband. While staying in Calais at the home of Lord and Lady Lethal and asked Rothley for his help. Via Translator Rothley taught and how to play Henry's favourite card game called sent. And also requested that raucously bring English nobleman ladies to dine with her to the chicken learn English table manners and become more accustomed to the pattern of their jokes and the pattern of their speech. She didn't understand the language, but to smiled and laughed alongside them all the same. Letters arrived for Henry, describing how charming and good natured his bride on the way was. Henry was jittery with anticipation. He was supposed to spend Christmas with an but the weather delay meant he spent it alone. He pays his palaces waiting for her to arrive like a package to be delivered. Finally by New Year's Eve, and had made it to Richmond and Henry not willing to wait any longer road out to surprise her. That was when he first appeared to her in his Robin Hood Constume, imagining that she would be so taken by his handsomeness that she would succumb immediately imminent marriage. Be Damned. These were the sort of courtly games. Henry was used to everyone around him indulging him. Catherine of Aragon had grown up in the great courts of Europe. She would have known exactly how to react. Clever and Berlin would've also perfectly matched Henry in this game. But Anna of cleves was a complete stranger, and totally unaware of both what Henry Look like and what the game she was supposed to be playing was. She left Henry humiliated, smarting from the pushed down knowledge that maybe he was no longer as handsome as he once was. Well what of it and rethought? She's not so pretty herself not nearly as pretty as that portrait made her out to be. His first three marriages had been love matches with women who matched him in wits and flattered him with affection. Now Henry was being roped into a diplomatic marriage with a stranger, and he did not care for it one bit. Anne of cleves arrived in London in a drawn chariot flanked by one hundred horsemen, wearing livery embroidered with golden lions, an was escorted to a massive pavilion with lit fires inside where she was dressed in gold gown with a round skirt in the Dutch fashion. And given a round Pearl Bonnet to set atop her head. As for Henry when she arrived, he played the part of the loving groom, perfectly smiling and extending his arms, and kissing her and welcome, but as soon as the pageant was over, he turned to Cromwell. Get me out of this marriage, he said. But it was too late. The wheels of diplomacy had already been set into motion. Henry were to reject, and at this point he would anger not only an in her powerful family, but all of their allies across Germany. especially if you is rejecting her for no good reason. Cromwell for his part tried his best. That went an had been ten. She had been temporarily engaged to the Duke of Lorraine. If she was pre contract did that would void the marriage arrangement with Henry? The ambassador from cleaves was confused when Cromwell brought it up to him. She was a child, and he said it was before the age of consent. No one actually believes it was a legitimate engagement. Cromwell knew that while enough. But still cromwell hat, confused and scrambling ambassador from cleaves, agreed to send for the proper paperwork back in Germany that would prove that an was completely free and clear to Mary Henry, as everyone knew. The two were married. On, January, six, fifteen, forty, the forty eight year old. King Henry the eighth got married for the fourth time to Anne of cleves. She wore her long blonde hair, loose beneath a golden coronet, set with jewels and fresh sprigs of Rosemary. That evening they were ceremonially put to bed that the pair might conceive another son for Henry a little Duke of York. They didn't. Henry how do I put this? Couldn't sail his boat without a stiff breeze. Young Virginal, an new, had only been instructed with the Vegas possible descriptions of what was expected of her to spend the night asleep next to her new husband. The next morning Henry Confronted Cromwell. I like her not before, but now I like her much less. He consulted his doctors about his sexual problems. While making it very clear to anyone who had listened that it was not his fault. I mean I saw the way her breasts and her belly sagged. Henry said she probably wasn't even a virgin. Henry made sure that the doctors wrote down that it wasn't his fault. He wasn't impotent. He had to missions in the night in his sleep. Doctors advised that he take a night off from trying. And so on the third night he once again went to an sped where he once again failed to consummate the union. Know Virgin has breasts that Henry set. That has to be good enough reason to get this marriage annulled right. What more proof could I possibly need? Also she smells. To make matters worse, the Franco imperial threat that Cromwell had warned about never actually materialized, which meant that this diplomatic marriage, which it seemed so important was now basically worthless. Though an was still in the slow process of learning English, it was abundantly clear that Henry wasn't pleased with her. He kissed her good morning and good night, and came to her bedroom, but has increasing. Chill was obvious in any language. And began wearing a French hood like the kind and Berlin used to wear when that showed off her beautiful blonde hair. But Henry paid her no attention. He much preferred flirting with the very young. Catherine, Howard in very pretty teenager, who like the late and Berlin was a niece of the powerful Duke of Norfolk. When it was time for Anne of Cleves to establish her own household at Greenwich. All of her ladies in waiting were Henry's choice. An requested that one of the ladies be Catherine beset the daughter of Lord Liezl in so warm and hospitable to her during her two weeks. Stay in Calais. But. Henry rejected the proposition not attractive enough. If. He is going to have to be married to an ugly wife. He at least wanted to be surrounded by attractive ladies in waiting. Of course Katherine, Howard was given a position. Outside the bedroom and of cleves was finding that she was good at being Queen and she was for the most part enjoying it. Though. She had been Catholic. Of course she converted to Anglicanism when she married Henry. The reformers loved her. And the people after mostly because she wasn't that social climbing little nobody Catherine Howard. WHO seemed to be monopolizing off the king's attention? Everyone seemed to find an of cleves charming everyone except her husband. Even after three wives, one thing remained consistent about Henry the eighth. When he was done with a woman. He wanted her out of sight, so he didn't have to deal with her himself. Late in the spring just months after their wedding and got word with Henry wanted her household moved to Richmond. Far from the plague in London, she was told. It was a thin excuse. I'm going the way of Catherine of Aragon. She told one of her ladies. He's disposing of me. What power to chief to stop him. She wasn't a foreign country where she didn't speak. The language in had no power. Her brother seemed very far away and anyway. She believed it was her fault. If she had been able to consummate the marriage with Henry, none of this would be happening. In the middle of the night on June twenty-fourth messenger arrived an interpreter delivered the news to an that the king was beginning an investigation to determine whether or not their marriage was valid. With extraordinary composure and signed the request, Anna Daughter of Cleves, thanks the man and went about her business. Her confusion, her shame, her hurt her fear. All of that was dealt with privately. Cromwell knew he was hanging on by a thinner rope. After all the marriage to Anne of cleves had been his idea all along, and now was a disaster. He needs to figure out a way to give the king the divorce. He wanted and fast. During, the investigation to of Ann's ladies testified they had talked with the brand new queen few weeks after her wedding, and inquired as to whether a little prince might be on the way. According to them, and said that the king kissed her good night, and fell asleep, and then in the morning bid her farewell. An had looked at the ladies with Widodo. Is That's enough right? She asked. That story became the gossip of court repeated endlessly until ultimately, it became an anecdote of history to prove that Anne of cleves was not only a virgin. So innocent that she didn't even know what the Act of sex was. The truth of it was those two ladies were trying to tell Henry's commission what they wanted to hear proof that the marriage was never consummated. Anyway an wasn't nearly fluent in English at that point. If that. Private conversation had taken place. It would have been a comedy of confusion on both sides. Henry's Assembly of clergyman examined the charges I that Anna of cleves had already been betrothed second that the wedding was never consummated, but of course not because Henry was impotent. And third that Henry had never consented to the marriage. I mean yes, they said he consented in his manner and fashion of behavior, but inside inside, he was troubled. On July seventh, the marriage was deemed invalid. An received the news with genuine grace. After the trouble Catherine of Aragon had given him. Henry was so relieved that an wasn't going to put up a fight that he granted her an extremely generous settlement. To palaces large annual income furniture lands a household. And had only one request that her former stepdaughter Elizabeth might be allowed to visit her every once in awhile. And Henry gladly accepted of course he wrote I. Know How this annulment pains are considering the great love and affection which she seems to have for my person. Henry did require one thing of an that caused her to struggle. To write a letter to her brother, telling him of the new arrangement so that he wouldn't be angry at Henry. And swallowed the humiliation, and wrote her body remained in the same integrity, with which she brought it to England, and that the king had quote kindly adopted her as his beloved sister. She asked her brother to treat henry with kindness and told him that you'd be staying in England as required by the terms of their settlement. And family privately of course outraged. Her sister always continue to refer to her as the queen of England and they never blamed her. Everyone, knew what a nightmare henry was when it came to women. And from the people of England there came a massive outpouring of public sympathy towards the woman jilted for a teenager would be mistress. With marriage behind them and the pressures of the wedding bed gone Henry, and Ann's relationship vastly improved especially once, and became fluent enough in English, for the pair to talk and realize they actually had a lot in common. And lived happily Anna making a mini Germany of her household, and according to one observer, wearing new dresses day. About a year after little catherine. Howard former lady-in-waiting became Queen Anne of Cleves came to Hampton Court for New Year's. Catherine was terrified an insecure. Protocol was for a former queen to come in. Greet her. But Anna of cleves was grace itself. She brought a New Year's gift horses for the couple and greeted Catherine with a deep bow. Henry. Kissed in, and the three of them had what was by all accounts. The least awkward dinner among XS in history. Still Gracious was and was still a little secretly pleased to hear about Catherine's fall. And even thought that maybe she would get a second chance at being queen. Now that he had gotten his fling out of the way, maybe Henry would want to remarry her. But unfortunately that hope was dashed. Hands former stepdaughter Mary. Tudor came to visit an Richmond, but had to leave suddenly. And found out why two weeks later when Henry came by to tell her that he had gotten married to a woman named Catherine Parr. An never married again her mind, she was always still married to Henry the eighth. After his death, she even briefly tried to overturn the annulment ruling to make her settlement more generous. But the Council of the brand new young King Edward didn't bite. With Henry's death and status was reduced from that of the King's sister to the king aunt. So although she lived comfortably, her position was still limited, especially when her brother lost his lands to the holy, Roman emperor, which meant that, even if she wanted to give up her English property, she wouldn't be able to return home. Now for the last decades of her life and real family was the household she maintained. They became her friends confidence. And when an finally died age forty one. She left generous gifts to the poor surrounding her properties and to her entire household staff. In her will, she referred to them all by name. An extraordinary gesture of the charm and kindness that hadn't won over a king. But managed to win over everyone else. That's the story of Anne of cleves brief marriage to Henry the eighth, but stick around after sponsor break for a little bit more about the marriages consequences. Learning about various perspectives can help us make sense of the world is it changes every day? The great courses plus streaming service as an amazing resource to expand your knowledge on a variety of subjects help you gain valuable insights from some of the world's best teachers. 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Halloween special! The spookiest royal stories revealed
"Hello everyone and welcome to very sterry spooky but still. For that mackey. was that. Scary, but we are still as packed as ever when it comes to all the latest goings on with the British, your family of course, your host it's scrapie joined by mackey really you doing X.. I am very excited for this Halloween. It's weird because I. Certainly know few Halloween is a big deal obviously being in the middle of lockdown or various stages of lockdown when it's been a little weird not really getting to celebrate I mean I certainly have a bowl of candy, and in fact, my friend said to me. We have spent most of this year in mosques and over eating sweets we've kind of had a very, we don't need Halloween this year although police tell me you're dressing up Yoshi. He has here's an outfit I. Just don't know where he's going to wear it. At. Least on instagram promised me that he'll do it for the Graham he'll do. He'll do it yo she'll doing for the and that is so true. I was excited because we got the chance to dress up. We did yes. Later on in the show Maggie and I will be going on some of Ghost hough of Hampton. Court Alice we had special access out of hours to see some of the scariest sites in the former home of King Henry the eighth. It's really spooky. It's a beautiful SPA IT'S I. Weird Mix between. This incredible palace, but also probably being one of the scariest royal sites in the country. That's true. That's You. Feel the ghost going through you even the chills in the. Scene. Well. We were very lucky. We we obviously took it very seriously. We arrived in full. Halloween cost you. which unfortunately? He can't see listening to us on. Butts. In an airport I we're also bringing in video this week and we'll have more details of that later in the show, but you'll be able to join us as we traipse around the corridors and the creepy rooms of Hampton Court Palace. It was really fun moaning. Excited for everyone. Plus it's just nice to get outside I think the royal beat has really had anyone focused on the royal family just sort of stuck at their desks for the past six months and more. Importantly, it was great to be able to do this because this is part of an exhibit that's currently going on at historic royal palaces. It's open to the general public here in the UK they look after many of the on on on occupies spoil spaces here in the UK and they always put us on a great show this an incredible spread out at Hampton Court Palace, which is just Outside of central. London. So if you are in the UK pleased check it out, we'll have more details on that later in the show. But before we get to the news I wanted to share a bit of a fun stat. It was an article I came across town and country. Where they had gone into details over one of the big big changes that happens at royal residences across the country. When the clocks change back of course, we've recently gone into asset of wintertime zone. It is the end of the warmer months and as we descend into darkness on so many different levels. One major change needs to happen at the royal residence is in the UK and that is turning one, thousand, five, hundred clocks. Why do they have so many clocks don't they just use their iphones? Fortunately not the queen's royal residences. This is a sort of a bi annual undertaking that requires an entire team experts that spend full hours working with the royal collection, which is the Department of the royal household that cast for The sort of artifacts in arts and anything on that side of things within the residents is occupied rovers presidencies, and they have a group of horror logical conservaties that adjust the fifteen hundred timepieces to account for the end of British summertime. This includes four hundred and fifty clocks at Windsor Castle six, hundred clocks at Buckingham. Palace and fifty at the palace. Of Hollywood house up in Scotland and so these range from that's an incredible job. These range from traditional time pieces such as the kind of museum quality clocks that we are seeing some of the exhibits in the royal households, musical clocks, miniature clocks, tar clocks, grandfather clocks, Yoon name it. The Queen Asset be really careful with a lot of those clocks as well because I'm sure they're quite old and delegates. Yes, exactly. So hence, why it requires forty, this is really embarrassing because I have one clock in my own one. The entire summer months I never changed it. So now it's back to being the right time. That's my because. My favorite part Of the end of summer. Is when the clock on my other make sense. He's correct finally. Queens people to come over there. Changing thousands. What's Exactly exactly. We did see members of the royal family out and about this week including the Duchess of Cornwall, he was out in London. Seeing a demonstration of covid nineteen detecting tokes trained by a charity that she supports a medical detection dogs and these labradors are trained to sniff out the viruses and so they actually met up with Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock Paddington Station to see some of the work in action and this is something you've you've looked into already. McKee. It's a fascinating. I'm so excited by this story. Yeah it's fascinating I. Mean I know the Has Already met with these dogs once before and so I love that she's following up with them again and I've been in contact with the organization and you know it's not just this organization here in the UK. Partners around the world and other researchers that are working with these dogs. They've already been deployed in the airport in Finland and Helsinki to start sniffing out Crowbars, buyers, passengers, and I know that here in the UK they're hoping that within the next few months, even that some of these jobs can maybe be in the airports in the UK and so it's really incredible. You know dogs are already. Used to sniff out other diseases some people with diabetes use them to help, regulate, and warn them when their blood sugar is too low or too high. So I always you know I have a very large south spot for the puppy omid, and so I loved the to be reminded that they're not only adorable but they're so smart as well and the fact that they could help us right now. During this pandemic is so incredibly love a good boy or could go. On this show. This is very much a good boy story. We had good boys and girls at the Cambridge household this week when George Charlotte and Louis with parents you can duchess of Cambridge to bake cupcakes for a very good 'cause. We're in sort of build up to Remembrance Day here in the UK and to support the poppy. which are little red poppies that many of you many of the listeners may see a lot of people on television wearing this time of year particularly members of the Royal Family is all in support of the royal, British, legion. So the poppies raise money for the organization which help provide financial social political emotional support. So anyone that has or is. Currently serving in the British armed forces, and so the Cambridge family showed support for the poppy appeal this year by baking and poppy decorated cupcakes delivered to a British Legion Kerr home in Norfolk, very close to the place of Animal Hall and that was a lot of commentary online about the delicate detailing in these complicates some people couldn't quite believe that it was kate's. Put them together. Was it really George really that creative listen we have seen Georgia and action he he did help the queen the mince pies up before Christmas really. Okay. Maybe they're just trying young over listen we are we are hiring of good baking in the. Bay so I think. That is true. I had more friends reaching out to meander lockdown becoming obsessed with the great British bake off I felt that show is just taking over even America. Charlotte delivering food that she had helped cook to isolated pensioners neither home Sandringham Estates, and that was before lockdown. We know that Louis helping mum in the kitchen in fact cases that they really enjoy making pizzas together as one of the sort of family activities. So we have three. Miniature world chefs on our hands here. I would watch that reality TV. Show in hitch. Someone else does. Oh you're right. Let's do. Maybe it could be. It could be something as Sussex. Is might be interested in given that they're working very closely with Netflix's and we got a chance to catch up with the GCA Sussex this week when he joins the British edition of G. Q. Magazine for some of that content for black history month, which were just coming to the end of here in October. Then a conversation with the protest of the black lives matter protest hero. Patrick Hutchinson Harry spoke about. Being married to Megan and how that had really truly made him aware of unconscious bias finally, he admitted to being somewhat. Ignorant towards it for a number of years, and this was a really interesting conversation almost forty minutes in length shed by British Q. as part of their hero series, and so they spoke about fatherhood mental health and. Harry himself said ignorance is no longer an excuse for unconscious bias reflected that it took him many years to realize. It's he spoke about walking spending of day or week and his wife shoes finding made him realize what how bad the issue was. unconscious. Bias from my, understanding. Of the the upbringing the and the education I have I have no idea what it was I have no idea is the many size is decided it took me many years to. To to realize it especially in been living a day or week in my wife's since to me is always a tricky one to try and explain something like this. Because you know no expert in this field can only give my opinions. I feel like first of all, you have to be willing to listen. And have conversations have those uncomfortable conversations because it is an uncomfortable conversation He got so personal and I know that we've seen you know Harry quite personal recently, and all the royals be quite passionate about things that are important to them but. What I'm curious you know is this the the way that Harry spoke out in this interview seems almost take to the next level you know he's talking about. Unconscious bias and being very vulnerable and talking about folks who had in the past talking about what it's like for his wife have we really heard Harry get this raw invulnerable before? Is this something that the royals normally do I think the Harry this is something that he does will has always done particularly. Well, I think that's ability to open up a little bit more than we used to sing for members of the Royal Family. He was such a cliche but we hear people often talking about wearing his heart on his sleeve and I think that comes across in all of these conversations that we've seen him have in recent months whether it's with activists or back, love. Matter. Protesters this is something he truly feels passionate about and I think the people to connect with the work that you're doing. You have to, I, think show that vulnerable side to show why you a personally invested in. It's more I think fit for Harry than just being. Someone. Involved in social issues and charitable affairs I think has a personal meaning to him as the father of mixed race child is the husband of a biracial woman woman who's obviously puts up with a lot of very public racism in a number of different forms and so I think for him it feels like it's his chance to actually do something about it and that's interesting I. Think you mentioned his son is well now that archie is in the world and his sons going to have to grow up. In this world being Biracial, it probably put just a whole new perspective for him as well. Being the dad of a child that he knows that he wants to be the best father possible. Absolutely and this is one of the things we had Harry talk about with them with Patrick on this chance I mean, you'll remember that very conic image of Patrick he's sort of raise to global fame in June during a black close massive protests in London. When he lifted a whites counter protester to safety and it was a very powerful image he was described in many of the report says this kind of accidental hero for his actions and Harry himself called him a Guardian Angel and Patrick himself is now using his platform to advocate for racial justice and a fair society. He sets up an organization or collective could united to change and inspire with three other friends and he's also writing a book and I. Think given how well they got on in this conversation I. Can I can see Harry POPs collaborating with Patrick further down the line and you know this week we saw Meghan making headlines as well. We know that she has an ongoing court case against several tabloids here in the UK and it was supposed to be in January so not that far from a couple of months but her legal team was granted a postponements now it looks like that. Trial. Legal case won't happen to actually next fall. So pretty much in a year or so obviously will be following that but it's GonNa be a while before we have any real updates it sounds like, yeah. What was interesting about that was just the amounts of speculation online for sort of reasons behind why something like this might be postponed. But of course, that is, as you say, the official line from their camp, it's a story that keeps on providing. Provide for another year. Well, after the break, we'll be heading over to Hampton Court Palace for. Halloween adventure and I couldn't think of anyone besson be spending it with a particularly when we both get a chance to dress up the. We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country. I will draw the best of a stopped. I will be an American president who will be your next president. I am president of law and order I won't fanned the flames of hate election-night. EBC. Got Rain again, this is a battle we will win and we'll do it to get ABC election lines and on Apple News. Well. Welcome back everyone Maggie. Costume ready you good to go I am ready Oh. Man We are good to go something to get spooky. Yeah. I think both of US toyed with the idea of POPs going down the royal boots for costumes idea but. I can say that I went with the safe option. I am Maverick Maverick himself I've gone in my full topgun overalls. That there's been an interesting cultural difference between. Character or your choice of character in the US competitor in the UK. I wanted to stand out at the Spooky Halloween haunted house. So I was going as where's Waldo beloved character in the US because in the UK, everyone calls him where's wally so people kept asking me where's wally is like I have no idea who you're talking about I was wally care during his Waldo Israel eighty here it was it was a lot to process and it was a lot to take it. Well, it was a great morning. We got to visit the haunted gallery at Hampton Court. Palace the Palace has reportedly been the site of many strange and spine tingling encounters. I listened. And opened their doors particularly during the school holidays. It's time for kids here in the UK for people to actually go and check out the stories behind some of the strange happenings at Hampton Court Palace and why it has such spooky reputation. We're lucky enough to be at Hampton court famous. Hen mediate one of the most wanted spot this time of the year we're lucky enough to have. Joe Cooper. State Department wardens. Yeah. I'll be the key to. History. Or one of them. Anyway. Your job as. Head of the Department of. The night. Is just perfect really because we really are head of what goes bump in the night and many people of experience those bumps in the night as well. Yeah I mean, there are so many haunted stories here. You've worked here for a number of yes. Some of the most famous that come to mind when you think about Halloween Hampton Cau- I've even look on the website when you beat some of the visit reviews income, everyone seems to have their own encounters genscher. Yes they do I mean obviously the most popular story. We have because it's one of the most popular places in the palace is Catherine Howard who is the fifth wife of Hemi AIDS running down the haunted gallery screaming I mean basically she was the young teenage bride of Henry here at the time was nearly fifty. He was very sort of bloated by temp heard, but he absolutely adored his child bride but anything was. He hadn't been told about her past. Oh. Yes. So six months into the marriage, she was seeking the company of young men. And she bought one her old boyfriends to court as a private secretary Francis Darom. and. At the same time came heavily involved with one of Henry's own friends Thomas culpepper who was also a gentleman of the bedchamber. Now scandal and gossip was rife in the palace because she was let's say she was indiscreet. And soon, people were getting very frightened that they would have to tell Henry but just didn't want to because they knew if they did they'd probably end up in the Tower of London with the head removed. So it was left none other than the Archbishop of Canterbury himself Thomas Cranmer even he couldn't face Henry he left him a letter on the stool in the royal youth him to rate. I know even he could not face the king. Well Henry was distraught and furious, and so an investigation was carried out. It was all found the rumors were true and basically her household was split up. She was pushed onto house arrest in Harare rooms and Francis Tarum and Thomas culpeper was sent to the Tower of London and I think you can probably guess what happened to them both. Oh. Yes they were executed. But because Henry liked Thomas, he was just simply beheaded. But he had. Yeah kind. Generous but because somebody had to pay the price, it was Francis Darren who was hung drawn and watered. If you know what that actually is. Describe it to us. They have those those people that don't know. So you. To you are unconscious cut down. You are then quarters. So you've got all your innards. Open and taken out, and then you attached to four horses who then pull you apart. Literally quartered undrawn. reliving history is ghost town is. because. Stories like go story like Ono all this whore, all of these horrible things actually happened by. You've some interesting. We think of the working policies that. The royal family living thing all have. Stories to show the one of my favorites is Prince Charles and the Christmas visits to Sandringham in the ACC spoke about perceiving of feeling cold air on his neck throughout the whole trend. Now, I've actually spoken some of the stone what's inside Gregan since Christmas Christmases, and they have stories, Christmas cards flying across the room and S- air paranormal activity. Even up until this point. So when we think about the stories that go here, Nice prize given the torture. Wind Christmas cards were tales of torture any day, but interesting how it's been going on for so long and even to this day the future king sort of amidst to seeing ghosts and defeating the paranormal because it's been. So entrenched in morial history. That's rise I, mean if you think Henry the eighth, you say Henry. Your automatic reaction is Oh my goodness it's beheading. People being torture literally being butchered and obviously he didn't do that here. But the Tower of London, and that's where a lot of people were tortured for information and a lot more ghosts actually are seen. Yes, because we've got two wives here, we've got Catherine Howard wife number five. We've got Jane Seymour Wife Number Three. Jane, was his favorite wife. She gave birth to edge word in Catherine of Aragon sold rooms actually the first wife sold rooms because her room's. Ready in. Time. Gave, birth to these lovely boy Edward Who's going to be the future? With the six Henry jubilant because he needed a son to continue the Tudor Dynasty that's why he married. So often to try and get this long for song, a woman never ruled successfully in England before he didn't want to leave it to his two remaining daughters he's older to. Marry the first future Elizabeth the first. But unfortunately twelve days after the birth contracted an illness and died and but she is seen. On, the silver stick says she lives on here lives on. Hey, just just as Catherine does. So how often do people take these go CDs spirit schedule. The holds have actually been taken since Victorian period. So we've got quite a wealth of information and because of the time paypal lift at the palace is grace and favor residence. Of course, if you live somewhere, then you're more attuned to what goes on here the noises and the bumps and the critiques of the building and anything which is out of the. Ordinary. The kind thing that wakes you from your deep sleep at night and you think what was that was out of Shriek Oh and you either pull the close tighter or you if you're very brave, you go and investigate I mean there's been some a residents with Jane they've actually woken up especially servants and they've seen an apparition of a beautiful woman. All dressed in the WI with golden hair staring at them from the end of the bed. And I can tell you that some of those suburbs they quit their jobs because it kept happening and I thought I'm just not paid to. To deal, with ghosts of Henry the. Wise. We we need to be out of here. I, find it really interesting that a lot of this spiritual. It experiences of people. Involving the female figures, some sort of feminine traits, his earlier about spending. Absolutely eight point absolutely right I mean in the palace. The Polish soon soon makes you understand it's not just what you see is what you hear smell field touch. So it can assault any one of your senses when you least expect it and in the newer part of the palace that what we call the brookside built by Christopher Wren in the sixteen ninety S, there is a series of private rooms which were really inhabited by Queen Caroline who was the wife of George the second. So we're talking about the seventeen twenty, seventeen thirties. There is a ball through and then addressing table a little sort of a nice little area screened off. And in that room. Constantly we have people saying they can smell roses or lavender or oranges. Now I smell Cedar Wood or sandalwood and as I think you know think about these smells they're very different from one another you call mistake oranges for the delicate smell roses and some people get nothing at all. And yet, there's nothing in the room and there's nothing around or beneath the room which would engender these sense. And in fact, one experience I had quite recently I was standing in that room you know welcoming visitors and talking to visitors and it was there was a lull. And suddenly I felt as if somebody had stood before me with the perfume atomised. And literally gave a couple of squirts just in front of me. Now I didn't feel any moisture but what I got was at Epi Center of purview that you get when you first. Sort of squirted onto your skin and I thought well, there's nobody around me and there's nothing causing this. So this is just another one of those unexplained events or are you a believer that I mean? Do you believe that there are ghosts here? There's paranormal here. Well, my view is the I agree with Hamlet. When he says to his friend Horatio in Shakespeare's play. Says there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio than are dreamt told in your philosophy. So as far as I'm concerned, there are things we can't explain if people say to me have experienced I respect that because I know that everyone's different. So I am very very open minded and I just think in some ways it's it's nice. It's lovely talking point and obviously all these records are written down a maybe in the future might some scientific evidence I mean couple of hundred years ago we didn't have telephones or televisions, and yet they're all molecules in the as we hear some of these stories from our at members of the Royal Family. By about seeing the ghost of Queen Elizabeth the first. House has this assistant? At they'd but I've seen staff you their compensation of its former stop the Nazis. SPEC that you can hear creeks from on the rules in the library. For Nights and I think it's a waste funds hit story still from carbon of the royal family where would you say is probably won't the Mexicans hit royal sites in the country when I think it's got to be the time of London I think lot went down in power. Seeing. So many things I mean if you think about it, there was so many people who were imprisoned. That means just in Henry the eighth time who were literally in there for so long I mean volumes in nothing here is in James, the first time and basically they didn't know whether they were ever going to get out. They didn't know when the axe would suddenly four when it would be their last day. So it's heightened. Emotions and say to you about we've got the two Queens here well in the tower obviously, Katherine Howard and her cousin, and then we'll both wives of Henry and we'll be headed in the tower. Now I'm believing she's the second wife I think probably the most famous people recognize which she seems to be seen everywhere in the tower and there is actually a really lovely story or probably not love for the person that concerns part. In. The Victorian period this is eighteen, sixty four there was a guard he was standing guard at night in the tower precincts and then through wall suddenly there appeared a female figure with no hate. No head so he had. He had his his his bayonet attached and and he said Haute. And there was absolutely no reply. so He's all right. So he charged charged the bigger went straight through her and then was so terrified he fainted on the floor. Now. If that was bad enough, he's commanding officer came along and found him on the floor thought he was asleep in it was a dereliction of duty. So he was literally about to be caught marshaled but fortunately for him to other gods from one of the towers had witnessed the whole episode spoke up for him so he received no. The. Star whole thing that went tone and we're able to speak up and confirm with a commanding officer. So the poor guy did not get punished. Hearing. All of these stories on what do you think are you a believer or do you think there are ghosts Ernest may convince? Me Go on a tour show. But I think what's really interesting about the spaces of varying is that you do feel the sense of some some areas will very closed in. Off Moments chill something. That's slightly His something that very very where you have a history of. Torture, having lived very painful lives. There is at least an energy, the remains on that space how? It's hard to explain. Absolutely. A history too I. Mean just being here reminds you of sort of. Some of the dark spells that happened in the past. Long. Dark spells that happened in the past of the royal family as well and. It can be hard to hear about honestly some of torture in the marrying of women. These are things that are tough to remember, but it is good to remember these things happened and to experience them in a way. Like you can hear him to court palaces is really special. You really feel the history of live here. The lucky thing for us is that we'll get lead. Story's Kensington pilots. Supposed to be. A. Choice. Act unfortunately these stories that they. Often amazing symbol. Thank you so. So. Wonderful. Pleasure we have an extra an extra surprise for everyone. Rome Joe is going to take us on a behind the scenes. Tour of having court valve is going to be more ghost stories. We're going to see some of those scenes you described. Personal. So if you're listening on the podcast of this, even go online and check it out while the video posted and it's a little extra treat free by Paulo mean and Oh, my Gosh I didn't realize that we forgot to mention wearing costumes. Yeah obvious. Clearly helmets top guys. Doing the. Little much to William and Harry and their own. Choices. We've expected a lot about Harry's work military move. Well I'm just where's Waldo as we call them in the state but apparently, you guys call them warriors wally. We Code Him West. Wally. The security guard as we pulled up to hypocrite al obviously you brought whereas. Today. I was wearing the car. So anyway our costumes happy Halloween. Make sure to stick around and check out the extra video because it's very spooky fantastic and I promise it. We'll give you children's Omid said, it'll make you a believer. Well, I don't know about you Maggie I. didn't feel completely at ease. We pulled out of Hamilton caught after about little. You can tell or not from our from that moment but. I was not that cool. I was kind of freaked out some of the time. You can definitely tell that you'll spooky happenings have happened there absolutely four anyone that wants more of that. We've actually went on AIDS hall off the Haunted Gallery in some of the spookiest spots in the palace with awesome guides, Joe Cooper, he took us around and if you want to check that out, there should be links to it on your social media or my social media. So out Maggie Rulli or scabby on twitter or just head over to good morning. AMERICA DOT COM had a lot of fun. Maggie could definitely need to be doing some more of these over the weeks and months ahead. I think this is going to become a new regular occurrence I don't know maybe we'll have to dress up every time. Out About. Well. Say That was just for Halloween. Well, I just want to say big thanks to Adam and Charlie H. HR. P. has four palaces for ranging. This'll out saying it was great to get out and if you want more information on any of the unoccupied royal residences hr look after even the Tower of London itself, which I can't say particular wants to rush into after hearing some of those stories from Joe. Just had. HR. P. Dot Org dot UK, and that just about wraps up for this week Maggie out trick or treating. This weekend. I'll probably. Do what you said and just by a large bowl of candy I get to eat all by myself. That's this is the year to just eat a bowl of chocolate. You know there's any year to do it. It's twenty twenty. Well stick with us for all the latest World News we are with you every Friday next week will be different a lot going on a lot on the world diaries. Moment it was. Very interesting stories next. Take. Hey, guys say the package.