The Princes in the Tower

The Princes in the Tower

by Alison Weir (Author)

Synopsis

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, whose body was recently discovered beneath a Leicester car park. She brilliantly reconstructs the whole chain of events leading to their murder and reveals how, why and by whose order they died.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 05 Jun 2008

ISBN 10: 0099526964
ISBN 13: 9780099526964
Book Overview: Alison Weir investigates one of the most enduring murder mysteries in English history - the death of the lost Princes in the tower, nephews of Richard III, whose body has recently been discovered.

Media Reviews
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
Author Bio
Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.