Neil Andrew Howe Fox is an English radio DJ and Television Presenter, also known as Dr Fox. He is perhaps best known as a judge on ITV’s Pop Idol show with Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Nicki Chapman.

In 2005 Neil took part in the UK ITV series ‘Have I Been Here Before?’ hosted by Phillip Schofield. In this series celebrities had the chance to be regressed to a past life by Hypnotherapist Andrea Foulkes. Their past life experiences are then investigated by Jules Hudson, a historian and archaeologist, to see if these accounts can be verified.

Speaking before the regression he said, “I wonder what I was like, you know, a hundred years ago or whatever… Did I exist a hundred years ago? Am I a new spirit or an old spirit? I don’t know”. He went on to say, “If, during this regression, I was to find out that I had met my wife, Vicky, in a previous life I think I would find that really spooky”.

In the regression he sees the medieval life of a furniture maker and musician called Thomas who has an illicit relationship the local Baron’s daughter, called Sarah. Thomas is in an alehouse drinking, singing and playing his lute when he is arrested and imprisoned because of his affair with Sarah.

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Some years later, after being released from prison, Neil takes part in a rebellion against the Baron. He rides with a group of other men to storm the castle and kill the repressive Baron. And it is Thomas himself who kills him with an arrow to the throat.

Later he is feasting having won the battle. The baron is dead and he is free to marry Sarah. They go on to have three children.  Then older he is dying and Sarah is holding his hand. He doesn’t want to die but he says he will see her again.

Immediately after the regression and teary he said he felt, “Quite amazed”. He goes on to said, “I see that woman Sarah and the feelings I have for my wife are the feelings I have for that woman”.

Jules Hudson is able to confirm many of the details in Neil’s account and supports the idea that a common carpenter would not have been allowed to marry a Baron’s daughter in such times. Neil mentions the year 1470 and this matches with a turbulent time in England history during the Wars of the Roses. These were a series of civil wars fought for control of the English throne in the mid-to-late fifteenth century, between the houses of York and Lancaster. Jules believes it is quite possible that a rebellion like the one mentioned may have happened during this time.

Speaking about the regression he said, “I remembered the regression. I remember it in perfect detail”. He goes on to say, “It’s quite scary. I’ve got funny feelings in my tummy because I wonder if it was real. It is odd isn’t it?”

Talking about his death he said, “I am floating up. I can look down on my body. She’s holding my hand and she’s crying. Does this bare any relation? Yes it’s my wife”.

Reflecting on the love story and whether Sarah is his current wife Vicky reincarnated, he said, “The first day I properly met Vicky I told my friend I was going to marry her. I was aged 36. And it was love at first sight. People talk about soul mates, you know, I found my soul mate, I have my soul mate and everything in life is perfect”.