Survival of Princes in the Tower

Murder, Mystery and Myth

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750985283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1

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The 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 Survival of the Princes in the Tower

Murder, Mystery and Myth

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750970563

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 3873

The 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 Towe

Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?

Author: Josephine Wilkinson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619849

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4970

Lost Prince

The Survival of Richard of York

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075247992X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 6348

On December 22, 1550 an old bricklayer named Richard Plantagenet was buried at Eastwell in Kent. Unusually for a bricklayer, he had been able to read Latin and, when pressed, he had claimed to be a natural son of King Richard III and to have met him the day before the Battle of Bosworth. Yet had he simply been Richard III's bastard he would have been styled “of Gloucester” or given the name of his birthplace. Richard III openly acknowledged and provided for his other bastards. Why did he not do the same for Richard Plantagenet? Most tellingly, where is the evidence that Prince Richard actually died? In an original and intriguing scenario, David Baldwin argues that while some elements of Richard Plantagenet's story may be authentic, it is possible that he dared not reveal his real identity: Richard, Duke of York, the rightful king. David Baldwin has searched contemporary documents to unearth the clues that underpin his theory and has visited all the places associated with Richard Plantagenet. In doing so, he has opened up an entirely new line of investigation and exonerated Richard III of the greatest of the crimes imputed to him. Dead princes were a potential embarrassment, but a living prince would have been a real danger and a closely guarded secret, not only in Richard's reign but in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII.

The Princes in the Tower

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307806847

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 3668

"Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye Kellerman 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. From the Hardcover edition.

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 200

View: 9134

Dublin King

The True Story of Edward, Earl of Warwick, Lambert Simnel and the 'Princes in the Tower'

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7967

A year after Richard III's death, a boy appeared claiming to be his heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy was crowned in Dublin Cathedral, despite the Tudor government insisting that his real name was Lambert Simnel and that he was a mere pretender to the throne. Now, using new discoveries, little-known evidence and insight, historian John Ashdown-Hill seeks the truth behind the 500-year-old story. He also presents a link between Lambert Simnel's story and that of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Richard III. The book sheds new light on the fate of the Princes in the Tower, before raising the possibility of using DNA to clarify the identity of key characters in the story.

The Mythology of the 'Princes in the Tower'

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445679419

Category:

Page: 336

View: 1404

When was the story of the murder of the 'princes in the Tower' put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?

The Perfect Prince

Truth and Deception in Renaissance Europe

Author: Ann Wroe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307432475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 4593

In 1491, as Machiavelli advised popes and princes and Leonardo da Vinci astonished the art world, a young man boarded a ship in Portugal bound for Ireland. He would be greeted upon arrival as the rightful heir to the throne of England. The trouble was, England already had a king. The most intriguing and ambitious pretender in history, this elegant young man was celebrated throughout Europe as the prince he claimed to be: Richard, Duke of York, the younger of the “Princes in the Tower” who were presumed to have been murdered almost a decade earlier. Handsome, well-mannered, and charismatic, he behaved like the perfect prince, and many believed he was one. The greatest European rulers of the age—among them the emperor Maximilian, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, and Charles VIII of France—used him as a diplomatic pawn to their own advantage. As such, he tormented Henry VII for eight years, attempting to invade England three times. Eventually, defeated and captured, he admitted to being Perkin Warbeck, the son of a common boatman from Flanders. But was this really the truth? Ann Wroe, a historian and storyteller of the first rank, delves into the secret corners of the late medieval world to explore both the elusive nature of identity and the human propensity for deception. In uncovering the mystery of Perkin Warbeck, Wroe illuminates not only a life but an entire world trembling on the verge of discovery. From the Hardcover edition.

Royal Blood

Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

Author: Bertram Fields

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060987381

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4655

A modern-day lawyer uses his investigative tools to solve one of the great mysteries of English history--the murders of King Richard III's nephews. Reprint.

Secret Queen

Eleanor Talbot, the Woman Who Put Richard III on the Throne

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752468952

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9668

When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the "Princes in the Tower"). The crown passed to Edward's undoubtedly legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But those who believed in the legitimacy of Edward IV's children viewed Richard III's accession with suspicion. From the day when Edward IV married Eleanor, or pretended to do so, the House of York confronted an uncertain future. This book argues that Eleanor Talbot was married to Edward IV, therefore Edward's subsequent marriage to Elizabeth Woodville was bigamous, making her children illegitimate. It also offers a solution to one of history's great mysteries, by putting forward groundbreaking new evidence that calls into question the identity of the "bones in the urn" in Westminster Abbey, believed for centuries to be the remains of the "Princes in the Tower."

the princess saves herself in this one

Author: Amanda Lovelace,ladybookmad

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449486444

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 4034

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Author: A. J. Pollard

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750930222

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 9184

Was Richard III a victim or villian? This book explores the events surrounding his life to look at the facts behind the folklore. surrounding his life.

102 Minutes

The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805094210

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1445

Traces the hours following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to reveal the first-hand experiences of survivors, in a volume that draws on oral reports, e-mails, radio transcripts, and cell-phone conversations.

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

The Possible Fates of Edward V and Richard of York

Author: Gerald Prenderghast

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625905

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 6689

 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?

Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

Author: Peter A. Hancock

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752457970

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7228

Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend,' the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible. On Friday 13 June 1483, William, Lord Hastings was hustled from a meeting of the Royal Council and summarily executed on Tower Green within the confines of the Tower of London. Peter A. Hancock sheds light on the mystery of this precipitate and unadvised action by the then Duke of Gloucester and reveals the key role of William Catesby in Richard's ascent to the throne of England. It explains his curious actions during that tumultuous summer of three kings and provides an explanation for the fate of the 'Princes in the Tower.'

Political Economy in Haiti

The Drama of Survival

Author: Simon M. Fass

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831123

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 8941

This important study introduces the conceptual premise that families, like firms, analyze their circumstances, make decisions, and pursue courses of action on the basis of what they perceive to be the most efficient methods for producing and reproducing survival. Combining this premise with an extraordinary assemblage of facts gleaned over the period of a decade from the streets, markets and homes of Port-au-Prince, the author weaves a tapestry of despair and hope which only an unusual degree of intimacy with the details of everyday life in the city could provide. The result is a considerable deepening of understanding about the politics and economics by which family members earn their livelihoods, distribute resources within and between households, produce life and labor from food and water, provide shelter and schooling for themselves, and borrow money to finance these and other activities. These different dimensions of daily existence form a web of interdependency in which change in any one dimension causes change in all the others. As Professor Pass's work demonstrates, research and development assistance practices of public and private organizations, in such areas as employment, health, housing, education and credit are often irrelevant. This is because they are necessarily guided by prevailing concepts and theories with respect to the circumstances of the urban poor, which sometimes do the poor considerable disservice. With the additional insight provided by a decade of participation in the design of policies, programs and projects serving as a tempering influence, the author does not leap to easy criticism of prevailing views and practices. He notes that ideas and interventions change in response to new understanding, sometimes in ways that the producers of such understanding could never have imagined. The problem is that change is painfully slow, and in desperately poor countries like Haiti, waiting for change exacts an almost intolerable price from the poor. This book is a provocative yet highly original contribution which will require serious attention from scholars and practitioners of development. Appearing as it does soon after the great seaward exodus of Haitians and urban unrest culminating in the flight of the Duvalier family, this timely volume will provide illumination for those seeking to understand the circumstances that press people to risk all in the name of survival.

Children Of Richard III

Author: Peter Hammond

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 4962

This book is the first to give a detailed and comprehensive account of all the children of Richard III, covering his only legitimate child, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, his illegitimate children John of Gloucester, and Katherine, who became countess of Huntingdon, and to other possible children, particularly Richard Plantagenet of Eastwell. Much information has been gathered from all known sources and there are discussions of the disputed date of birth and death at the age of about eight years of Edward of Middleham.

In the Skin of a Lion

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307776631

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6896

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.