Evangrek63

Evangrek63

Posted on 10/10/2015


Photo taken on August 26, 2006


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= DOROTHYS' LODGE =

= DOROTHYS' LODGE =


According to legend, the "Brown Lady of Raynham Hall" is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole (1686–1726), the sister of Robert Walpole, generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was the second wife of Charles Townshend, who was notorious for his violent temper. The story says that when Townshend discovered that his wife had committed adultery with Lord Wharton he punished her by locking her in her rooms in the family home, Raynham Hall. According to Mary Wortley Montagu, Dorothy was in fact entrapped by the Countess of Wharton. She invited Dorothy over to stay for a few days knowing that her husband would never allow her to leave it, not even to see her children. She remained at Raynham Hall until her death in 1726 from smallpox.

.t.a.o.n., Wierd Folkersma, Serafin Camacho, John Linton and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
cammino
cammino
Beautiful work!
22 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22 months ago.
DinosaursAreNotDead
DinosaursAreNotDead
eerie....
22 months ago.
ylisa
ylisa
superbe création
22 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful image
22 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very gothic image!
22 months ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Very beautiful.
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome composition and great narrative!

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22 months ago.
Edith Jaffré
Edith Jaffré
Un beau portrait et une triste histoire.
22 months ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Superbe travail
22 months ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
très fin !
22 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Superbe image !
... mais encore une triste histoire ...
22 months ago.
Serafin Camacho
Serafin Camacho
Hermoso trabajo.
22 months ago.
xacobeo4
xacobeo4
ayyyy, otro magnifico fantasma, como me asusto, no puedo escuchar la musica, asi es mejor con la foto me basta para NO PODER DORMIR BIEN me alegra mirar misterios me gustan mucho,,todo está perfectamente compuesto buen trabajo
21 months ago.