The Survival of the Princes in the Tower: Murder, Mystery and Myth by Matthew LewisThe murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in English or 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 will examine the motives and opportunities afresh as well as ask 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 theories which is considered alongside the possibility of their deaths to provide a rounded and complete assessment of the most fascinating mystery in history.
The Princes in the Tower
In the skeletons of two young boys, one aged about 10 and the other 13, were disinterred from Westminster Abbey and examined by L. Tannery and W. The skeletons aroused much interest and debate as they were believed by many historians to be the bones of the two princes who were reputably murdered in the Tower of London in the 15th century. Tyrell is reported to have confessed to the crime in when under sentence of death for treason. Richard III is the name most associated with the mystery of the two little princes.
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The Princes In The Tower
Princes in the Tower. The Two Little Princes in the Tower The sad mystery of the two little princes in the Tower have intrigued historians for hundreds of years. Richard had always been a loyal and trusted supporter of his brother King Edward IV, who was the boys father. The coronation of the young prince was set for 22nd June As tradition dictated the coronation procession would take place from the Tower of London, through the City of London to Westminster Abbey.