Biography & Autobiography

Survival of Princes in the Tower

Murder, Mystery and Myth

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750985283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1

View: 9740

The murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in English or British history. Traditionally considered victims of a ruthless uncle, there are other suspects too often and too easily discounted. There may be no definitive answer, but by delving into the context of their disappearance and the characters of the suspects, Matthew Lewis will examine the motives and opportunities afresh as well as ask a crucial but often overlooked question: what if there was no murder? What if Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, survived their uncle's reign and even that of their brother-in-law Henry VII? There are glimpses of their possible survival and compelling evidence to give weight to those theories which is considered alongside the possibility of their deaths to provide a rounded and complete assessment of the most fascinating mystery in history.
Great Britain

The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

Murder, Mystery and Myth

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750970563

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 5678

The murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in English or British history. Traditionally considered victims of a ruthless uncle, there are other suspects too often and too easily discounted. There may be no definitive answer, but by delving into the context of their disappearance and the characters of the suspects, Matthew Lewis will examine the motives and opportunities afresh as well as ask a crucial but often overlooked question: what if there was no murder? What if Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, survived their uncle's reign and even that of their brother-in-law Henry VII? There are glimpses of their possible survival and compelling evidence to give weight to those theories which is considered alongside the possibility of their deaths to provide a rounded and complete assessment of the most fascinating mystery in history.
History

The Princes in the Towe

Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?

Author: Josephine Wilkinson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619849

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1669

Great Britain

Royal Blood

King Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

Author: Bertram Fields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750943901

Category: Great Britain

Page: 352

View: 9121

Immortalized by Shakespeare and historians, Richard III is history's royal villain. This book offers a look at the case of Richard and the princes in the tower. It outlines and evaluates the arguments on both sides, weighs the evidence, and offers the truth about this man. It also attempts to answer the questions inherent in the drama.
History

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Author: A. J. Pollard

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750930222

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 9028

Was Richard III a victim or villian? This book explores the events surrounding his life to look at the facts behind the folklore. surrounding his life.

The Mythology of the 'Princes in the Tower'

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445679419

Category:

Page: 336

View: 1471

When was the story of the murder of the 'princes in the Tower' put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?
History

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

The Possible Fates of Edward V and Richard of York

Author: Gerald Prenderghast

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625905

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 2879

 The fate of Richard III’s two nephews, Edward V and Richard of York, who disappeared after his coronation in 1483, has remained controversial centuries after Thomas More’s history and Shakespeare’s play laid the blame on their conniving uncle. Some later writers, unconvinced of the king’s guilt, have tried (with little success) to portray him as an innocent victim of Tudor propaganda, pointing instead to a number of unlikely culprits, including Henry Tudor and the Duke of Buckingham. This book sifts through the available evidence about the fate of the two boys. The author examines the facts, discusses who may or may not have had information and offers a reasoned solution to the question, What really happened to the two princes?
History

The Princes in the Tower

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307806847

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 7280

"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. From the Hardcover edition.
Biography & Autobiography

Lost Prince

The Survival of Richard of York

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075247992X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9952

On December 22, 1550 an old bricklayer named Richard Plantagenet was buried at Eastwell in Kent. Unusually for a bricklayer, he had been able to read Latin and, when pressed, he had claimed to be a natural son of King Richard III and to have met him the day before the Battle of Bosworth. Yet had he simply been Richard III's bastard he would have been styled “of Gloucester” or given the name of his birthplace. Richard III openly acknowledged and provided for his other bastards. Why did he not do the same for Richard Plantagenet? Most tellingly, where is the evidence that Prince Richard actually died? In an original and intriguing scenario, David Baldwin argues that while some elements of Richard Plantagenet's story may be authentic, it is possible that he dared not reveal his real identity: Richard, Duke of York, the rightful king. David Baldwin has searched contemporary documents to unearth the clues that underpin his theory and has visited all the places associated with Richard Plantagenet. In doing so, he has opened up an entirely new line of investigation and exonerated Richard III of the greatest of the crimes imputed to him. Dead princes were a potential embarrassment, but a living prince would have been a real danger and a closely guarded secret, not only in Richard's reign but in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII.
Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect Prince

Truth and Deception in Renaissance Europe

Author: Ann Wroe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307432475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 8196

In 1491, as Machiavelli advised popes and princes and Leonardo da Vinci astonished the art world, a young man boarded a ship in Portugal bound for Ireland. He would be greeted upon arrival as the rightful heir to the throne of England. The trouble was, England already had a king. The most intriguing and ambitious pretender in history, this elegant young man was celebrated throughout Europe as the prince he claimed to be: Richard, Duke of York, the younger of the “Princes in the Tower” who were presumed to have been murdered almost a decade earlier. Handsome, well-mannered, and charismatic, he behaved like the perfect prince, and many believed he was one. The greatest European rulers of the age—among them the emperor Maximilian, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, and Charles VIII of France—used him as a diplomatic pawn to their own advantage. As such, he tormented Henry VII for eight years, attempting to invade England three times. Eventually, defeated and captured, he admitted to being Perkin Warbeck, the son of a common boatman from Flanders. But was this really the truth? Ann Wroe, a historian and storyteller of the first rank, delves into the secret corners of the late medieval world to explore both the elusive nature of identity and the human propensity for deception. In uncovering the mystery of Perkin Warbeck, Wroe illuminates not only a life but an entire world trembling on the verge of discovery. From the Hardcover edition.
History

Secret Queen

Eleanor Talbot, the Woman Who Put Richard III on the Throne

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752468952

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 7709

When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the "Princes in the Tower"). The crown passed to Edward's undoubtedly legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But those who believed in the legitimacy of Edward IV's children viewed Richard III's accession with suspicion. From the day when Edward IV married Eleanor, or pretended to do so, the House of York confronted an uncertain future. This book argues that Eleanor Talbot was married to Edward IV, therefore Edward's subsequent marriage to Elizabeth Woodville was bigamous, making her children illegitimate. It also offers a solution to one of history's great mysteries, by putting forward groundbreaking new evidence that calls into question the identity of the "bones in the urn" in Westminster Abbey, believed for centuries to be the remains of the "Princes in the Tower."
History

Children Of Richard III

Author: Peter Hammond

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 2420

This book is the first to give a detailed and comprehensive account of all the children of Richard III, covering his only legitimate child, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, his illegitimate children John of Gloucester, and Katherine, who became countess of Huntingdon, and to other possible children, particularly Richard Plantagenet of Eastwell. Much information has been gathered from all known sources and there are discussions of the disputed date of birth and death at the age of about eight years of Edward of Middleham.
Fiction

The Book of Atrix Wolfe

Author: Patricia A. McKillip

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662131

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 730

Twenty years ago, the powerful mage Atrix Wolfe unleashed an uncontrollable force that killed his beloved king. Now, the Queen of the Wood has offered him one last chance for redemption. She asks him to find her daughter, who vanished into the human world during the massacre he caused. No one has seen the princess-but deep in the kitchens of the Castle of Pelucir, there is a scullery maid who appeared out of nowhere one night long ago. She cannot speak and her eyes are full of sadness. But there are those who call her beautiful.

Richard III

Loyalty Binds Me

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445671543

Category:

Page: 464

View: 8179

A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Magic of Reality

How We Know What's Really True

Author: Richard Dawkins,Dave McKean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451675046

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 4901

The best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. 150,000 first printing.
SOCIAL SCIENCE

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

Author: Daina Ramey Berry

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807047627

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 262

View: 8444

"Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including from before birth to after death--in the American domestic slave trades. Covering the full "life cycle" (including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death), historian Daina Berry shows the lengths to which slaveholders would go to maximize profits. She draws from over ten years of research to explore how enslaved people responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold. By illuminating their lives, Berry ensures that the individuals she studies are regarded as people, not merely commodities. Analyzing the depth of this monetization of human property will change the way we think about slavery, reparations, capitalism, and nineteenth-century medical education"--

Richard, Duke of York

King by Right

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: Amberley

ISBN: 9781445647449

Category:

Page: 336

View: 8275

Richard, Duke of York, was one of the most powerful men of his age. Descended from Edward III and the father of Edward IV and Richard III, he was known after his death as 'King by Right'. This is the story of the man who almost became king
Biography & Autobiography

Dublin King

The True Story of Edward, Earl of Warwick, Lambert Simnel and the 'Princes in the Tower'

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8891

A year after Richard III's death, a boy appeared claiming to be his heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy was crowned in Dublin Cathedral, despite the Tudor government insisting that his real name was Lambert Simnel and that he was a mere pretender to the throne. Now, using new discoveries, little-known evidence and insight, historian John Ashdown-Hill seeks the truth behind the 500-year-old story. He also presents a link between Lambert Simnel's story and that of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Richard III. The book sheds new light on the fate of the Princes in the Tower, before raising the possibility of using DNA to clarify the identity of key characters in the story.
History

The Wars of the Roses

The Key Players in the Struggle for Supremacy

Author: Matthew Lewis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445646366

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3036

Explores the events of the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the key players. Discover the personalities behind the fight for the throne.