The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir

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"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.


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About Alison Weir

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ALISON WEIR is the New York Times bestselling author of many historical biographies, including Mary Boleyn, The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and of the novels Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, and The Lady Elizabeth. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.






























Author Residence: Surrey, England
 
Published September 21, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 287 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The methods of a Mafia boss characterized the career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who in the 15th century briefly ruled England as Richard III.

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Weir examines the 1483 disappearance of Richard III's two young nephews and determines that he was to blame for their murders.

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In this carefully researched and absorbing work of scholarship, Weir ( The Six Wives of Henry VIII ) investigates the events surrounding the disappearance in 1483 of England's 12-year-old King Edward

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In 1403, Henry Percy led a rebellion against Henry IV resulting in the bloody Battle of Shrewsbury.

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- which backs Richard III as prime suspect and the revisionist camp, which sprung up after the discovery of a copy of an act of parliament - Titulus Regius - suppressed by Henry VII.

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The Princes In The Tower by Alison Weir is an examination of the centuries old mystery of what happened to the 12 year old Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, when they disappeared in the Tower of London when Richard III usurped the throne in the 1480s.

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