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Halloween 2002 : Dudley Castle

The first Most Haunted Live episode sees the Most Haunted crew taking on Dudley Castle on Halloween night. History of Dudley Castle Dudley Castle was founded in the Norman style around 1071 and underwent many changes over the following centuries. In 1530 it was rebuilt as a Renaissance palace by John Dudley who was later beheaded by Queen Mary for hatching the ill-fated plot to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne. During the Civil War the Castle was a Royalist stronghold but surrendered in 1646 following the defeat of Charles I at Naseby. The living accommodation was used by the Earls of Dudley until 1750 when it was gutted by a huge fire which burned for three days. By then the family had moved to nearby Himley Hall, but continued to hold the site and were responsible for founding Dudley Zoo in 1937.


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