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  1. The Princes in the Tower refers to the mystery of the fate of the deposed King Edward V of England and his younger brother Prince Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, heirs to the throne of King Edward IV of England. The brothers were the only sons of the king by his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, living at the time of their father's death in 1483.

  2. The disappearance of the 'Princes in the Tower', Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York in 1483 is one of the most intriguing 'murders' of the Tower of London. The mysterious episode unfolded with sinister speed over a single summer, yet is still being debated by historians centuries later. The Princes, sons of Edward IV and Elizabeth ...

  3. Dec 4, 2023 · 04 Dec 2023. In 1483, Edward V (aged 12) and his brother Richard, Duke of York (aged 9), disappeared from the Tower of London. For over 500 years, history has judged that the ‘ Princes in the Tower ‘ were murdered on the orders of their uncle Richard III. Until now there has been very little proof, but following intensive research in UK ...

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  4. Sir Thomas More states in his writings that the princes were buried “at the stair-foot, meetly deep” and certainly in 1674 two skeletons were found buried beneath a stone staircase during alterations at the Tower. Mr. Tannery and Professor Wright concluded in 1933 that the princes had “probably” died in the summer of 1483.

  5. For hundreds of years, it has been popularly held that the ‘Princes in the Tower’ were murdered on the orders of their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1452-1485). On the death of Edward IV (1442-1483), King of England, in April 1483, his brother Richard became Lord Protector of the realm. The king was survived by his two young sons.

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  7. May 26, 2023 · At the time and for centuries afterwards, the mystery of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ caused intrigue, speculation and revulsion, as historic voices including Sir Thomas More and William Shakespeare weighed in on who was to blame. Typically, the princes’ uncle and would-be king, Richard III, has been blamed for their disappearance and ...

  8. The Princes in the Tower, Edward V and Richard, Duke of York, c.1500 ...

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