Book The Princes In The Tower

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  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-04-18
  • ISBN : 144644919X
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read The Princes In The Tower PDF, 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 Killer of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read The Killer of the Princes in the Tower PDF, written by M J Trow and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 254 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 Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Andrew Beattie and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2019-03-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 hundreds of times. The true events of that year remain shrouded in mystery, and the end of the young princes’ lives are an infamous part of the War 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 Elizabeth Woodville

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  • Author : David Baldwin
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-08-26
  • ISBN : 0752468979
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read Elizabeth Woodville PDF, written by David Baldwin and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-08-26 with total page 240 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 Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Download or read Richard III and the Princes in the Tower PDF, 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 The Princes in the Tower

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  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 287 pages

Download or read The Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Alison Weir and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 1995 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a solution to the centuries-old mystery of the fate of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother, who were believed killed by their uncle, Richard III

Book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Download or read Richard III and the Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Alison Weir and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2014-08-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alison Weir investigates one of the most enduring murder mysteries in English history -- the death of the lost Princes in the tower, nephews of Richard III, whose body has recently been discovered. 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 Princes in the Tower

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  • Author : Elizabeth Jenkins
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • Release : 1978
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read The Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Elizabeth Jenkins and published by Hamish Hamilton. This book was released on 1978 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A landmark look at one the most heartrending, tragic acts in British history: the murder of two defenseless young princes in the Tower of London by their uncle, King Richard III. Written by the bestselling author of Elizabeth the Great, it uses contemporary scientific research to examine what really happened. Was Richard a cold-blooded, villainous killer? How did political events of the time affect the king's behavior? Truly compelling.

Book The Princes in the Tower

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  • Author : Josephine Wilkinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014-10-15
  • ISBN : 9781445642284
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read The Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Josephine Wilkinson and published by . This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 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 of the 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.

Book Mysteries in History

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  • Author : Paul Aron
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 1851098992
  • Pages : 447 pages

Download or read Mysteries in History PDF, written by Paul Aron and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides theories and possible answers to such questions as why the pharaohs built the pyramids, why the Mayan culture collapsed, who discovered America, and who killed Jimmy Hoffa.

Book The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read The Survival of the Princes in the Tower PDF, written by Matthew Lewis and published by History Press. This book was released on 2018-10-22 with total page 264 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 a 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? There are glimpses of their possible survival and compelling evidence to give weight to those glimpses, 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 Mythology of the  princes in the Tower

Download or read The Mythology of the princes in the Tower PDF, written by John Ashdown-Hill and published by . This book was released on 2020-03-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term "Princes in the Tower" is generally synonymous with the supposedly murdered boy King Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, sons of Edward IV. But were those boys genuinely held against their will in the Tower? Would their mother, Elizabeth Widville, have released Richard from sanctuary with her if she believed she would be putting his life in danger? The children were declared bastards in 1483 and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was offered the throne. But after Bosworth, in order to marry their sister Elizabeth of York, Henry VII needed to make her legitimate again. If the boys were alive at that time then Edward V would once again have become the rightful king. Following the discovery of some bones in the Tower in 1674 they were interred in a marble urn in Westminster Abbey as the remains of the two sons of Edward IV. What evidence exists? What did the 1933 urn opening reveal? By working with geneticists and scientists, and exploring the mtDNA haplogroup of the living all-female-line collateral descendant of the brothers, John Ashdown-Hill strips away the myths.

Book The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower

Download or read The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower PDF, 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 The Fate of Princes

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  • Author : Paul Doherty
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-06-06
  • ISBN : 0755395883
  • Pages : 158 pages

Download or read The Fate of Princes PDF, written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bloody war. An infamous king. A legendary story. Paul Doherty explores the mystery of the Princes in the Tower in his unforgettable novel, The Fate of the Princes. Perfect for fans of C.J Sansom and Susanna Gregory. In this gripping novel, master historian Paul Doherty explores the iconic mystery of the Princes in the Tower. Did they die? Were they killed? Or did they escape? Paul Doherty offers a dramatic and intriguing solution, and an original interpretation of a well-known mystery. What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'An interesting take on the story - would definitely recommend this book' 'Mr. Doherty's research is only topped by his imagination' 'Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read'

Book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Download or read Richard III and the Princes in the Tower PDF, 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 Edward IV  England s Forgotten Warrior King

Download or read Edward IV England s Forgotten Warrior King PDF, written by Dr. Anthony Corbet and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-01-21 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the 100 Years War ground to its dismal end, England groaned under the misrule of Henry VI and his Lancastrian favorites. The House of York rose in rebellion; and Parliament restored York in the line of inheritance to the throne. Edward, Earl of March, triumphed at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross; Parliament asked him to be King and the people proclaimed him Edward IV. His life and legacy are chronicled in Edward IV, England's Forgotten Warrior King. For ten years, Edward struggled against repeated Lancastrian rebellions. He was driven from his kingdom by Richard, Earl of Warwick, but then he won decisive victories at the Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury in 1471. For another twelve years, he reigned wisely with peace and prosperity, as a beloved King; but then he died at age forty one and his twelve-year-old son was proclaimed Edward V. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, seized the throne and put young Edward and his brother in the Tower of London, from where they never emerged alive. Richard III was a good King and wanted to be respected, but the people believed he had murdered the Princes in the Tower, and would not forgive him. Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Beaufort plotted with Henry Tudor, who invaded England in 1485. Henry Tudor then defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry Tudor (Henry VII) was crowned King and married Edward IV's daughter Elizabeth; the resultant Tudor dynasty would rule England for another 118 years.

Book The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts

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  • Author : Matthew Lewis
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 1445647478
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts PDF, written by Matthew Lewis and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the history behind the facts of The Wars of the Roses.