Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

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Includes a new foreword by the author

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.

Previously published as The Princes in the Tower
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 235g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784700045
  • 9781784700041
  • 89,043

Review Text

Readers of this book will care as much about two small boys foully done to death as the identity of their murderer… A deeply researched reappraisal
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Alison Weir has examined all the contemporary and near-contemporary chronicles with care. Her book, lucidly written and well-researched, makes absorbing reading * Sunday Times * Readers of this book will care as much about two small boys foully done to death as the identity of their murderer... A deeply researched reappraisal -- Ruth Rendell * Daily Telegraph *
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About Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.
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6,606 ratings
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