The ruins of this Norman Castle, situated in West
Sussex, could be the home of the most pitiful ghosts in Britain. During the
reign of King John, the castle was owned by William de Braose. He and the King
hated each other and King John was anxious to make this popular man disliked
throughout the Country. He eventually ordered troops to storm the castle, but
the Baron heard of the plan and fled the country.
King John, however, decided to seek revenge in another
way and took the Baron's children as hostages. He imprisoned them in one of
the towers at Windsor Castle and left them there to die of starvation.
The ghosts of these children have been seen pathetically
begging for bread near their old home of Bramber, dressed in ragged clothes
and holding out their hands for food.