The Princes in the Tower

Reminding you all of another mystery we’re probably never going to solve until some new evidence shows up…but with any luck, that will be in the very distant future *sighs*

Today in Dead Royalty

This is the first entry in my “Tear-jerker” series. Just a few sad stories I feel need to be told…
The Princes in the Tower is a hotly debated topic in the world of English/Plantagenet/Tudor historians. I’ll let you decide their fate for yourselves.
Edward IV was a King of the House of York, crowned in 1461, deposed by the House of Lancaster in 1470, then restored in 1471 and ruled til his death in 1483. He had two sons that lived through infancy, Edward, Prince of Wales and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. King Edward also had a younger brother, also named Richard.
In April of 1483, Edward IV suddenly died at age 40. The 12 year old younger Edward was now King Edward V and informed of his fathers death at Ludlow Castle in Wales. His father’s brother, Richard, was appointed Lord Protector of the young Edward until…

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