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    DescriptionIn the summer of 1483 two boys were taken into the Tower of London and were never seen again. They were no ordinary boys. One was the new King of England; the other was his brother, the Duke of York, and heir presumptive to the throne. Shortly afterwards, their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, took the throne as Richard III. Soon after, rumours began to spread that the princes had been murdered, and that their murderer was none other than King Richard himself. Since 1483 the dispute over Richard's guilt or innocence has never abated. The accusations, which began during his own lifetime, continued through the Tudor period and beyond, remaining a source of heated debate to the present day. For much of this time it has been taken for granted that Richard murdered his nephews to clear his path to the throne, but there are other suspects. One is Henry VII, Richard's successor, who is alleged to have discovered the princes in the Tower following his victory at Bosworth. Recognising them as the rightful heirs to the throne, he ordered their deaths. More recently another suspect has come forward: Henry, Duke of Buckingham, who was motivated by personal and dynastic ambition. Yet the evidence that the princes were murdered at all is far from conclusive; could it be that one, or both, princes survived? Now, in the wake of the discovery of Richard III's remains in a car park at Leicester, it is time to revisit the question of what became of his nephews, the boys known to history as the Princes in the Tower. This study returns to the original sources, subjecting them to critical examination and presenting a ground-breaking new theory about what really happened and why.


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    Title
    The Princes in the Tower
    Subtitle
    Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josephine Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445642284
    ISBN 10: 144564228X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS037010
    DC23: 942.0460922
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    28 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy funding for her research into Richard III's early life and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman William Gladstone. She now lives in York, Richard III's favourite city.
    Review quote
    'Wilkinson investigates the prime suspects, asks whether they might have survived & presents her own theory about what really happened' All About History