Posted By Claire on September 5, 2011
I’ve been inundated recently with emails regarding a video of a ghost at Leeds Castle said to be that of Princess Caroline, daughter of Henry VIII, who died in suspicious circumstances at the age of 13 months.
Tommyrot, poppycock, piffle, claptrap, baloney, moonshine and rubbish! Even if I believed in ghosts (which I won’t do unless I see one!), this is complete nonsense because “Princess Caroline” did not exist! How can you have a ghost of a person who never lived, never mind died?
Here is the video:-
If you have read my article “The Pregnancies of Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn”, you will know that there is only evidence for Catherine having had six pregnancies:-
- 31st January 1510 – A stillborn daughter
- 1st January 1511 – Birth of a son, Henry, who died on 22nd February at just 52 days old
- 17th September 1513 – Birth of a son who was either stillborn or who did not survive long
- November 1514 – A stillborn son, or one who did not survive very long
- 18th February 1516 – Birth of a daughter, Mary, the future Mary I.
- 10th November 1518 – Birth of a stillborn daughter.
Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, had one living daughter, Elizabeth I, and two miscarriages, and Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife, died shortly after giving birth to a surviving son, the future Edward VI. Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr did not have any children with Henry VIII. So, no Princess Caroline, I’m afraid. Next, we’ll be reading that Henry VIII murdered her and then covered it up, hence the absence in the records of a Princess Caroline! Ha!
The video of this ghost, which isn’t very convincing anyway, gives the following information at the start:-
“Leeds Castle, England is said to be haunted by King Henry VIII’s little daughter, the Princess Caroline, who died suddenly at the age of 13 months from a controversial wound to the head while playing in her royal bedroom.”
Rubbish! The castle isn’t even said to be haunted by a little girl, the castle ghost is actually a big black dog!
I’m sorry if I have disappointed lots of people and I’m sorry if I cannot take this video or ghost seriously, but I’m committed to educating people about the truth about this period in history and this just doesn’t cut it.