The Princes in the Towerby Alison Weir
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
"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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“[Alison] Weir takes us on this delicious mystery with a fearsome vengeance. The result is a fascinating and completely credible account.”—Milwaukee Journal
“Did Richard III do in his nephews or didn’t he? How much of the evil-uncle legend was later Tudor propaganda and how much was true? . . . This is exciting reading.”—The Denver Post
“Good mysteries never die, they just improve with age. . . . Weir has assembled an impressive case for the prosecution in The Princes in the Tower.”—Orlando Sentinel
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Meet the Author
Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, and several other historical biographies. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.
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