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  • Published: 1 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449196
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Princes In The Tower


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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.

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. She brilliantly reconstructs the whole chain of events leading to their murder and reveals how, why and by whose order they died.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449196
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

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, most recently, 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. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for The Princes In The Tower

“Absorbing.”

Sunday Times

“The mystery of the Princes in the Tower is a cause of outrage as well as a whodunnit-a deeply researched appraisal.”

Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph

“Alison Weir has examined all the contemporary and near-contemporary chronicles with care - Her book, lucidly written and well-researched, makes absorbing reading.”

Christopher Hibbert, Sunday Times


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