EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

Book The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book The Survival of the Princes in the Tower written by Matthew Lewis and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in British history. Traditionally considered victims of their ruthless uncle, there are other suspects too often and too easily discounted. There may be no definitive answer, but by delving into the context of their disappearance and the characters of the suspects, Matthew Lewis examines the motives and opportunities afresh, as well as asking a crucial but often overlooked question: what if there was no murder? What if Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, survived their uncle's reign and even that of their brother-in-law Henry VII? In this new and updated edition, compelling evidence is presented to suggest the Princes survived, which is considered alongside the possibility of their deaths to provide a rounded and complete assessment of the most fascinating mystery in history.

Book The Princes in the Tower

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-09-21
  • ISBN : 0307806847
  • Pages : 287 pages

Download or read book The Princes in the Tower written by Alison Weir and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-09-21 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye Kellerman Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill the young princes, as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as the dozens of modern accounts, Weir reconstructs the entire chain of events leading to the double murder to arrive at a conclusion Sherlock Holmes himself could not dispute.

Book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower written by Gerald Prenderghast and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-09 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  The fate of Richard III’s two nephews, Edward V and Richard of York, who disappeared after his coronation in 1483, has remained controversial centuries after Thomas More’s history and Shakespeare’s play laid the blame on their conniving uncle. Some later writers, unconvinced of the king’s guilt, have tried (with little success) to portray him as an innocent victim of Tudor propaganda, pointing instead to a number of unlikely culprits, including Henry Tudor and the Duke of Buckingham. This book sifts through the available evidence about the fate of the two boys. The author examines the facts, discusses who may or may not have had information and offers a reasoned solution to the question, What really happened to the two princes?

Book The Princes in the Tower

    Book Details:
  • Author : Josephine Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 1445619849
  • Pages : 205 pages

Download or read book The Princes in the Tower written by Josephine Wilkinson and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York? Huge interest in Richard III at the moment with the discovery of his skeleton and also with his historical rehabilitation

Book The Killer of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book The Killer of the Princes in the Tower written by M. J. Trow and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2021-06-09 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The disappearance of two boys during the summer of 1483 has never been satisfactorily explained. They were Edward, Prince of Wales, nearly thirteen at the time, and his brother, Richard of York, nearly ten. With their father, Edward IV, dying suddenly at forty, both boys had been catapulted into the spotlight of fifteenth-century politics, which was at once bloody and unpredictable. Thanks to the work of the hack ‘historians’ who wrote for Henry VII, the first Tudor, generations grew up believing that the boys were murdered and that the guilty party was their wicked uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Richard crowned himself King of England in July 1483, at which time the boys were effectively prisoners in the Tower of London. After that, there was no further sign of them. Over the past 500 years, three men in particular have been accused of the boys’ murders – Richard of Gloucester; Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond; and Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. The evidence against them would not stand up in a court of law today, but the court of history is much less demanding and most fingers remain pointed squarely at Richard of Gloucester. This book takes a different approach, the first to follow this particular line of enquiry. It is written as a police procedural, weighing up the historical evidence without being shackled to a particular ‘camp’. The supposition has always been made that the boys were murdered for political reasons. But what if that is incorrect? What if they died for other reasons entirely? What if their killer had nothing to gain politically from their deaths at all? And, even more fascinatingly, what if the princes in the Tower were not the only victims?

Book Elizabeth Woodville

Download or read book Elizabeth Woodville written by David Baldwin and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-08-26 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elizabeth Woodville is undoubtedly a historical character whose life no novelist would ever have dared invent. She has been portrayed as an enchantress; as an unprincipled advancer of her family's fortunes and a plucky but pitiful queen in Shakespeare's histories. She has been alternatively championed and vilified by her contemporaries and five centuries of historians, dramatists and novelists, but what was she really life? In this revealing account of Elizabeth's life David Baldwin sets out to tell the story of this complex and intriguing woman. Was she the malign influence many of her critics held her to be? Was she a sorceress who bewitched Edward IV? What was the fate of her two sons, the 'Princes in the Tower'? What did she, of all people, think had become of them, and why did Richard III mount a campaign of vilification against her? David Baldwin traces Elizabeth's career and her influence on the major events of her husband Edward IV's reign, and in doing so he brings to life the personal and domestic politics of Yorkist England and the elaborate ritual of court life.

Book The White Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 1476735484
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book The White Queen written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Book The Princes in the Tower

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Jenkins
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781842125151
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read book The Princes in the Tower written by Elizabeth Jenkins and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 2002 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The spectacle of the cruel, hunchbacked king, Richard III, ending once and for all the menacing existence of his brother's two sons by committing an abhorrent crime is one of the most fearful and enduring moments in English history. Elizabeth Jenkins does not pretend that Richard was innocent of the murder of the two young princes but she presents the crime more as a serious blunder than the action of a thorough-paced criminal, and thus all the more alarming. Paying scrupulous attention to the period, Elizabeth Jenkins assesses the influence of the savage struggle of York and Lancaster for the crown, the fatal breach in the family bond caused by Edward IV's execution of his brother, the Duke of Clarence, and the wide-spread unpopularity of his Queen, Elizabeth Woodville. In 1674 Charles II gave orders that workmen at the Tower of London should clear the White Tower of "all contiguous buildings". When they demolished the external staircase they found, under the bottom stair, at a depth of ten feet, a wooden chest. In it were the skeletons of two children, aged 12 and 10.

Book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower written by A.J. Pollard and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2024-04-11 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard III has divided opinion for over 500 years. Traditionally, he has been perceived as a villain, a bloody tyrant and the monstrous murderer of his innocent nephews. To others he was and remains a wronged victim who did his best for kingdom and family; a noble prince and enlightened statesman tragically slain. Richard III and the Princes in the Tower explores the story of Richard III and the tales that have been woven around the historic events, and discusses his life and reign and the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower. It also assesses the original sources upon which much of the history is based. A number of picture essays explore particular aspects of Richard III's life and reign: his birth sign of Scorpio, historical paintings, the symbolism of pigs and boars, Richard's saints, his books, the Princes, and cartoons and caricatures. This classic work is one that no enthusiast should be without.

Book Edward V

Download or read book Edward V written by Michael A. Hicks and published by Tempus Publishing, Limited. This book was released on 2003 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward V The Prince in the Tower

Book The Daughter of Time

    Book Details:
  • Author : Josephine Tey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-09-14
  • ISBN : 009953682X
  • Pages : 226 pages

Download or read book The Daughter of Time written by Josephine Tey and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-09-14 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains, a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Princes in the Tower.

Book A Murderous Relation

    Book Details:
  • Author : Deanna Raybourn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 0451490762
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book A Murderous Relation written by Deanna Raybourn and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A royal scandal’s connection to a brutal serial killer threatens London in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar® Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Autumn 1888. Veronica Speedwell and her colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to stop a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, and the proprietress, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve it from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is being terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper—and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Auroreʼs high-class brothel, where a body soon turns up. Secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family—and it is up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it is too late for all of them.

Book The Tower Princess

Download or read book The Tower Princess written by Shonna Slayton and published by Amaretto Press. This book was released on 2018-02-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A princess in a tower. A prince hidden at birth. Together, they'll tear down walls. The townspeople call her the Tower Princess, but Gressa's life is no fairy tale. She's never understood why she's been separated from the rest of the kingdom, but now that she's older the pieces are coming together. For too long she's been trapped in her brother's scheme to find a way through the magical wall dividing their kingdom in two. She doesn't expect any help from the prince to the south, even if he did manage to bumble his way to her rescue. If she could pick anyone to form an alliance, it would be the squire she watches train from her window; he shows promise. But, confined to her tower, there's nothing she can do...or is there? One day a hole opens up in the Dividing Wall and with it, a chance for Gressa to change everything. The Tower Princess is the first book in the Lost Fairy Tales series, a collection of loosely-connected stand-alone novels. If you like classic fairytale stories and sweet romance, then you'll love Gressa and Manny's desperate quest for rescuing their kingdom.

Book Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower written by Andrew Beattie and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2019-03-30 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A journey into the 15th century, as the heir to the throne and his brother are imprisoned in the Tower of London—their fate a mystery to this day. The story of the Princes in the Tower is well known—the grim but dramatic events of 1483, when the twelve-year-old Edward Plantagenet was taken into custody by his uncle, Richard of Gloucester, and imprisoned in the Tower of London along with his younger brother, have been told and retold. The true events of that year remain shrouded in mystery, and the end of the young princes’ lives are an infamous part of the Wars of the Roses and Richard III’s reign. Yet little about their lives is commonly known. Following the Footsteps of the Princes of the Tower tells the story in a way that is wholly new: through the places where the events actually unfolded. It reveals the lives of the princes through the places they lived and visited. From Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London itself, and from the remote English castles of Ludlow and Middleham to the quiet Midlands town of Stony Stratford, the trail through some of England’s most historic places throws a whole new light on this most compelling of historical dramas.

Book The Mythology of the  Princes in the Tower

Download or read book The Mythology of the Princes in the Tower written by John Ashdown-Hill and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2018-07-15 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When was the story of the murder of the ‘princes in the Tower’ put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?

Book The Lost Prince  Classic Histories Series

Download or read book The Lost Prince Classic Histories Series written by David Baldwin and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did Richard, Duke of York, the younger of the Princes on the Tower, survive his imprisonment? In this revealing new book medieval historian David Baldwin presents an original and intriguing scenario. On 27 December 1550 an old man named Richard Plantagenet was buried at Eastwell in Kent. He had spent much of his life working as a bricklayer at St John's Abbey, Colchester, but, unusually for a bricklayer, he could read Latin. Reluctant to give any account of his background, he eventually told his employer that he was a natural son of Richard III. Yet, if this was true, why was he not publicly acknowledged by the king? Richard III made provision for his other bastards, John of Gloucester and Katherine. The fact that he was called Richard Plantagenet is also revealing. Had he simply been Richard III's bastard, he would have been styled 'of Gloucester' or given the name of his birthplace. And, most tellingly of all, where is the evidence that Prince Richard actually died? David Baldwin opens up an entirely new line of investigation and offers a startling solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in English history and a final exoneration for Richard III.

Book Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower

Download or read book Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower written by Tamsyn Muir and published by . This book was released on 2021-10-31 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the witch built the forty-flight tower, she made very sure to do the whole thing properly. Each flight contains a dreadful monster, ranging from a diamond-scaled dragon to a pack of slavering goblins. Should a prince battle his way to the top, he will be rewarded with a golden sword--and the lovely Princess Floralinda. But no prince has managed to conquer the first flight yet, let alone get to the fortieth. In fact, the supply of fresh princes seems to have quite dried up. And winter is closing in on Floralinda...