The Ghosts of Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is just one of the numerous homes of the present Queen of England, several of her royal ancestors, and"non-royal" spirits, among whom, according to legend was an early Saxon hunter named Herne, who was renowned idea out the region for his outstanding hunting skills.
1 story tells of Herne, as one of the Royal keepers for King Richard II (1367-1400), who was despised by the other keepers due to his extraordinary skills. 1 day the King was at risk of being trampled by an incensed stag while searching and how Herne placing himself between the King and the stag was mortally wounded.
In the past 250 years, countless individuals have claimed to have witnessed his soul, often accompanied by his pack of hounds. In the early 1860's the tree where he was discovered hangingwas cut down, and Queen Victoria kept the pine logs for her passion"To help kill the ghost". Her plan did not work however.
Other legends tell of witchcraft and suicide, and a demonic horned being upon whose appearance brings sickness and misfortune to those who see him, particularly the Royal family. He can be found in Windsor castle gardens with"his signature stag's head"
King Henry VIII has been spotted walking the halls of Windsor Castle. His footsteps, together with painful flashes, have been heard by many guests of the castle.
Among his wives, Anne Boleyn, has been seen standing in the window at the Dean's Cloister, in addition to, Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I has also been observed in the Royal Library. She was seen walking from one area to another. She's always dressed in a black dress with a black lace shawl draped over her shoulders.
King Charles I was seen many times from the library and the Canon's home, and even though he was beheaded during the English Revolution, his ghost is viewed as a whole. It's said he looks exactly like his portraits.
King George III had many bouts with mental deterioration. During these times he had been kept from the public's eye. He can be seen looking out the windows located below the Royal Library where he had been confined during the recurrence of his illness.
The first Duke of Buckingham, Sir George Villiers, is said to haunt one of the bedrooms of Windsor castle. And several spirits haunt the Long Walk, one of whom is a young solider who shot himself while on his guard watch, watched marble figurines moving"of their own accord." His ghost has seen by other soldiers on guard duty afterwards.