SEE MY FACEBOOK HISTORY PAGE : www.facebook.com/pages/Alan-Heaths-History-Page/173472422695696 Today, Blickling Hall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norfolk. In the 15th century, Blickling Hall was owned by Sir John Fastolf (1380--1459), who made a fortune in the Hundred Years' War, and whose coat of arms is still on display there. Later, the Hall was owned by the Boleyn family, and home to Sir Thomas Boleyn, created Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, between 1499 and 1505. Their first two children Mary and George were almost certainly born at Blickling Hall, along with several other Boleyn infants who did not live long. Anne Boleyn, was probably born here too around 1501. In 1505 the family moved to Hever Castle in Kent. It is said that every year, on the anniversary of her execution, Anne Boleyn's headless ghost arrives at Blickling Hall in a carriage driven by an equally headless coachman. But she hasn't lost her head completely in the afterlife—she carries it along with her during her hauntings. Anyone wanting to meet her will need to go on 19 May - in fact turn up on 18 May just in case she haunts on that night. Come to think of it, calculate what day it would be in the current Gregorian calendar just in case Anne does not know that the dates changed. The current Blickling Hall was built on the ruins of the old Boleyn property in 1616. During World War II the house was requisitioned and served as the Officers Mess of nearby RAF Oulton. It was at this time that the house and its estate passed to The National Trust, under the terms of the Country Houses Scheme. At the end of the war, the house was de-requisitioned. The National Trust again let it to tenants until 1960, when the Trust began the work to restore the house to a style reflecting its history. The house and grounds were opened to the public in 1962 and remain open under the name "Blickling Hall, Garden & Park". My channel on you tube : www.youtube.com/alanheath is one of the most prolific from Poland. I have produced around 1,800 original films, most in English. My big interest in life is travel and history but I have also placed films on other subjects. Please feel free to ask questions in the public area or to comment on things you disagree with. Sometimes there are mistakes because I speak without preparation. If I see the mistakes myself, I make this clear in the text. Please also leave a star rating! There are a number of films here on the packaging industry. This is because I am the publisher of Central and Eastern European Packaging -- www.ceepackaging.com - the international platform for the packaging industry in this region focusing on the latest innovations, trends, design, branding, legislation and environmental issues with in-depth profiles of major industry achievers. Most people may think packaging pretty boring but it possibly effects your life more than you really imagine! Central and Eastern European Packaging examines the packaging industry throughout this region, but in particular in the largest regional economies which are Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. That is not to say that the other countries are forgotten, they are not, but obviously there is less going on. However the fact that there are so many travel related films here is not from holidays but from business trips attending trade fairs around the region. Every packaging trade fair is a new excuse to make another film!