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Piers Gaveston

No Whitby this year. I miss it.

So I will comfort myself with the story of a ghost near Whitby, up at Scarborough Castle. Piers Gaveston is an unusual ghost. In life he was the close friend and possible lover of Edward II. Piers made a lot of enemies by dint of being an aggravating git, and when it all fell apart he found himself under siege at Scarborough Castle. He was killed elsewhere but Scarborough Castle is where his ghost is seen, sometimes luring/scaring folk over the castle walls to their doom, sometimes as a headless man wandering around. How then do they know it's him? Because apparently his head follows his body, pulling itself along the ground by its teeth.

What a way to spend eternity. Who'd be 14th century ectoplasm?

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