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The Princes in the Towerby Alison Weir
Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, and several other historical biographies. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Richard III and the chroniclers — Sanctuary child — Richard of Gloucester — Clarence and the Wydvilles — 'Deadly feuds and factions' — 'Those of the Queen's blood' — 'Innocent lamb in the hands of wolves' — Lord protector — Fall of Hastings — 'This act of usurpation' — Richard III — Conspiracies — Princes in the tower — Wicked uncle — Rebellion — An especial good lord — Incestuous passion — Dark prince — Pretenders — Tyrell's confession — Skeletons in the tower.
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