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Hever Castle

Listed under Castles in The United Kingdom.

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  • Photo of Hever Castle
  • Photo of Hever Castle
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Boxy looking Hever Castle was the original seat of the Boleyn family who eventually begat Anne who was eventually executed by Henry the Eighth. The Boleyns moved in in 1462 but it was built sometime in the 13th Century. Worse luck for the Boleyns it came into Henry's possession after Anne's father died and he gave it to a later wife, Anne of Cleves as part of the settlement of their marriage annulment.

Anne wasn't the most recent celebrity inhabitant, in the 20th Century the castle was bought by William Waldorf Astor who fully restored it. These days it's open to the public and popular for its history and its lovely gardens complete with mazes.

Written by  Danny Yee.

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