Ghost of Lady Ann Boleyn

The second wife of Henry VIII, who was executed on May 19, 1536 on charges of treason, adultery and incest. Several people have claimed to have seen her at the Tower of London, Salle Church, Hever Castle, Marwell Hall, and at Blickling Hall, the place of her birth. It is said that she "rides down the avenue of Blickling Park once a year with her bloody head in her lap, sitting in a hearse-like coach drawn by four black headless horses, and attended by coachmen and attendants, who have, out of compliment to their mistress, also left their heads behind them."

The specter of her father, Sir Thomas Boleyn, is said to be obliged to cross several bridges to avoid the torments of the furies. He too drives about in a coach with a headless coachmen and four headless horses.



  • L'Estrange, J. 1872-3. The Eastern Counties collectanea. Norwich: Thomas B. Tallack, pp. 3-4.