twelfth century cathedral in Kent, England, is a famous pilgrimage site where
Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1161 to 1170, was murdered on
King Henry II's orders. However, it is the ghost of another Archbishop called
Simon Sudbury that walks the
to this day. Sudbury was also a murder victim, killed by Wat Tyler, the head
of the Peasant's revolt, in 1381. Sudbury, a pale man with a long, gray beard,
haunts the tower that bears his name.
the fact that Sudbury was beheaded and his body is buried in a different place
from his head, he does not appear as a headless ghost.
cathedral is also said to be haunted by a monk who can be seen walking in the
cloisters with a distant , thoughtful expression on his face.
is a passage in the cathedral known as the Dark Entry which is haunted by Nell
Cook, who was a servant of a canon of the cathedral. Nell was so angry with
her employer after discovering that he was having an affair, she poisoned some
food and killed the canon and his lover with it. As punishment for her crime,
Nell was buried alive beneath the Dark Entry. Her spirit haunts the passageway
to this day on dark Friday evenings. According to legend, anyone who is
unfortunate enough to see the ghost of Nell Cook will die soon after.
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