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‘Ghost’ Of Monk Put To Death By Henry VIII Pictured At Glastonbury Abbey

The abbot and two monks were hung, drawn and quartered

30/08/2016 11:25 | Updated 30 August 2016

A ghostly figure has been pictured among the ruins of a 16th century abbey.

Lara Tetlow was attending the Glastonbury Abbey Musical Extravaganza earlier this month when she snapped a shot of fireworks above the famous relic.

Having studied the picture and the history of the abbey, the 24-year-old believes she has captured the spirit of a 16th century monk.

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Lara Tutlow captured the images at the Glastonbury Abbey Musical Extravaganza
Lara Tetlow / SWNS.com

In 1539 Henry VIII closed Glastonbury Abbey but the abbot refused to submit to the King. 

He responded by hanging, drawing and quartering the abbot and two other monks.

The quarters of the bodies were publicly displayed in Glastonbury and other Somerset towns. 

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In 1539 Henry VIII closed Glastonbury Abbey and hung, draw and quartered the abbot and two monks

Glastonbury Abbey was sacked then it was ‘cannibalized’ by people who took stone.  

Tetlow said: “The other day I looked more closely at the images and saw a mysterious black monk-like figure by the abbey ruins in several of the photos I took. 

“I have no idea what they are - but I know no one was standing there at the time. 

“I had a look online and found a few stories of people seeing ghosts of monks in the ruins of the abbey.” 

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