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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 The Princes in the Tower

Download or read book The Princes in the Tower written by Philippa Langley and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2023-11-19 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History re-written: has the 540-year-old mystery been solved? 'The totality of evidence revealed is astonishing. Following the discovery of King Richard III's grave in a car park in Leicester in 2012, The Missing Princes Project will again rewrite the history books, redrawing what we know about Richard III and Henry VII and pressing the reset button of history.' - Philippa Langley In the summer of 1483, two brothers were seen playing in the grounds of the Tower of London, where they'd been lodged by the King's Council – their uncle, the future Richard III, its chief member. From there the boys seem to vanish from the historical record, and so one of the greatest and most intriguing mysteries of British history was born. Over the centuries, historians have debated tirelessly about the fate of Edward V and Richard, Duke of York: did they die in the Tower? Did they escape? Were they murdered? After astonishing success in locating and laying to rest Richard III, Philippa Langley turns her forensic focus onto this enduring case, teaming up with criminal investigative experts, historians, archivists and researchers from around the world in her groundbreaking The Missing Princes Project. Following years of extensive research, investigation and formidable dedication, this landmark study has finally reached completion, with stunning conclusions. In The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case, join Langley as she records the painstaking investigative work undertaken and lays out the evidence to reveal the remarkable untold story. Here she is able, finally, to address any injustice and solve the mystery surrounding the Princes in the Tower once and for all. Compelling in breadth and detail, this book asks its readers to re-examine what they thought they knew about one of our greatest historical mysteries. Perfect for fans of the period and the likes of Dan Jones, Philippa Gregory and Janina Ramirez.

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 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 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 The Princes In The Tower

Download or read book The Princes In The Tower written by Alison Weir and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-04-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence. In this gripping book Alison Weir re-examines all the evidence - including that against the Princes' uncle, Richard III, whose body was recently discovered beneath a Leicester car park. She brilliantly reconstructs the whole chain of events leading to their murder and reveals how, why and by whose order they died.

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 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 Salamander Books. This book was released on 1997-08 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: [This book] explores the story of Richard III and the tales that have been woven around the historic events; discusses his life and reign and the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower; and assesses the original sources upon which much of the 'history' is based.-Dust jacket.

Book Elizabeth Woodville

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Baldwin
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-08-26
  • ISBN : 0752468979
  • Pages : 226 pages

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 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elizabeth Woodville is 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 like? 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 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 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

Download or read book The Princes in the Tower written by Elizabeth Jenkins and published by . This book was released on 1970 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Lost King

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alison Prince
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-04-24
  • ISBN : 1472904427
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read book The Lost King written by Alison Prince and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-04-24 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward IV has died, leaving his 12-year-old son as king. But England has been torn apart by the Wars of the Roses. Nobody wants a boy-king. Soon the boy's uncle Richard III is on the throne - but Henry Tudor is challenging him for the crown. Henry and Richard have one thing in common: they need the young Edward V and his little brother out of the way. The two boys are sent to the Tower of London for safety. They are never seen again... A fascinating look at the brief reign of Richard III, told through the eyes of the princes' nursemaid. What really happened to the princes in the Tower? Was Richard responsible - or has he been wrongly accused for centuries?

Book The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read book The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower written by Carolyn Noble and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2020-11-08 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 9 April 1483, Edward IV, the King of England died leaving behind two young sons. What happened to those boys is a mystery that has captured the public imagination ever since. What happened next has long been a source of fierce debate between historians, both professional and amateur alike.We cannot answer the questions regarding the fate of the princes and the culprit for any sinister action against them. What we can do is give people the information. Trust people to look at the evidence they have and make their own judgements and give the people the information to open up the debate. That is exactly what I aim to do with this book. I want to look at all the people around the time who met the vital criteria: means, motive and opportunity. Clearly other people benefitted from the disappearance. If there is insufficient evidence to definitively identify Richard III as a killer of these boys we have to look at the key people at the time and subject their characters to the same scrutiny. Nobody I spoke to on this journey could name any other person that could have been responsible for their fate.

Book Richard III and the princes in the Tower

Download or read book Richard III and the princes in the Tower written by and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A portfolio of primary source documents.

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 Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses written by John A. Wagner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2001-07-12 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This authoritative A–Z encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses provides accurate and concise descriptions of the major battles and events and the principal historical figures and issues involved. For centuries, historians agreed about the Wars of the Roses, seeing them as four decades of medieval darkness and chaos, when the royal family and the nobility destroyed themselves fighting for control of the royal government. Even Shakespeare got into the act, dramatizing, popularizing, and darkening this viewpoint in eight plays. Today, based on new research, this has become one of the most hotly controversial periods in English history. Historians disagree on fundamental issues, such as dates and facts, as well as interpretation. Most argue that the effects of the wars were not as widespread as once thought, and some see the traditional view of the era as merely Tudor propaganda. A few even claim that England during the late 15th century was "a society organized for peace." Historian John A. Wagner brings readers up to date on the latest research and thinking about this crucial period of England's history.