The Princes in the Tower

Josephine Wilkinson


The Princes in the Tower

The Princes in the Tower

  • Title: The Princes in the Tower
  • Author: Josephine Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9781445619743
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover



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 theIn 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, 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.


Recent Comments "The Princes in the Tower"

Wilkinson does her best to give a solid biography of each prince, although each is easily summed up in a chapter, and then makes her way through all the usual suspects, starting each chapter with who they were and why they had motive and how they might have had means and opportunity - and then proceeds to disprove each one as a suspect, leaving me wondering at about the 3/4's mark, jeez, who did do it then?She, surprisingly, reaches the conclusion that not only does she feel there isn't enough e [...]

The Princes in the Tower, Edward V and Richard Duke of York, and their ultimate destines, are one of the greatest mysteries of all time. What happened to the Princes in the Tower? Were they killed and if so by whom or at least under whose orders? Are the remains of two boys found in the Tower those of the lost Princes? Or did one or both of them manage to escape the infamous Tower of London? Josephine Wilkinson was inspired to write her book on the Princes in the Tower while she was working on a [...]

A good book explaining the mystery of the two princes in the tower and how they came to meet their demise

Wilkinson admits that in writing the second part of her biography of Richard III, she became too bogged down with the whole 'princes in the tower' enigma and so chose to pull some of her thoughts together in this book.Each chapter looks at a different suspect of aspect of the mystery. I've given only three stars not because there was anything particularly wrong with what was written, I think I just expected that Wilkinson had uncovered something new or had a stunning new theory to present! The d [...]

As Wilkinson explains in her introduction, she did not set out to solve the mystery of the Princes in the Tower. Rather she set aside her biographical work on Richard III to try and settle how to incorporate their tale as simply as she could. Doing so gave her the basis for this book which is a series of essays, each focused on a different suspect or aspect of their disappearance.As such, it highlights the difficulty of validating original sources and sets out chronologically when rumours and re [...]

Review - An interesting look at the possible culprits for the murder of the Princes in the Tower, rumours and the possibility of one of the Princes surviving. There are also short biographies of the Princes and a comprehensive bibliography. However, what let it down for me was the lack of an index. For historians wanting to look up one particular person or event, this makes it so much harder than it could be.General Subjects - History / Mystery / Wars of the Roses / PlantagenetsRecommend - YesRa [...]

Well written analysis of whether Richard had the Princes in the tower killed or not, comes down on the side of not. Interesting speculation, but much as I'd like Richard to be innocent I don't think we'll ever know with anything like certainty.

The book is little more than a list of when the subject was mentioned. There isn't much of an effort to make sense of it, or even to say whether a statement has any value. But at 159 pages of large print, one can at least say that it takes little time to read.

Επί 150 σελίδες αναλύεται το δεδομένο ότι όποιος μίλαγε Αγγλικά το 1483 είχε συμφέρον να δολοφονήσει τους 2 πρίγκηπες και το συμπέρασμα είναι ότι μπορεί και να ήταν ζωντανοί τελικά.

I'm really interested In the Yorks, Tudors and what happened to the princes in the tower, I find their story was and intriguing, especially with the emergence of Perkin Warbeck. Wilkinson goes through all the suspects , but I felt as if she didn't believe any of them were guilty, and didnt really leave the reader with any ideas as to who the culprit was. Well written, but felt it was a gathering together of sources.


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