Survival of Princes in the Tower

Murder, Mystery and Myth
Author: Matthew Lewis
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750985283
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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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.

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
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Royal Blood

King Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes
Author: Bertram Fields
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750943901
Category: Great Britain
Page: 352
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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.

The Princes in the Tower

Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307806847
Category: History
Page: 287
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"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.

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
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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."

Anne Boleyn

In Her Own Words & the Words of Those Who Knew Her
Author: Elizabeth Norton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445610396
Category: History
Page: 384
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The complete letters, dispatches and chronicles that tell the real story of Anne Boleyn.

Richard III

Loyalty Binds Me
Author: Matthew Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781445671543
Page: 448
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A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.

The Three Richards

Richard I, Richard II and Richard III
Author: Nigel Saul
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852855215
Category: History
Page: 304
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The three Richards who ruled England in the Middle Ages were among the most controversial and celebrated of its rulers. This biography shows how much the three kings had in common, apart from their names. All were younger sons, not expected to come to the throne; and all failed to leave a legitimate heir, causing instability on their deaths.

The Perfect Prince

Truth and Deception in Renaissance Europe
Author: Ann Wroe
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307432475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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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.

The Masque of the Red Death

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1629213853
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous authors in American history.Much of Poes work is incomparably dark and bizarre yet he also wrote the classic poem The Raven and is often credited as the inventor of detective fiction.This edition of Poes The Masque of the Red Death includes a table of contents.

The Book of Atrix Wolfe

Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662131
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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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.

Children Of Richard III

Author: Peter Hammond
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Category: History
Page: 112
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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.

The King's Grave

The Discovery of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds
Author: Philippa Langley,Michael Jones
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466842709
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the archeology team and the historian whose book spurred her on The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians, readers and audiences familiar with Shakespeare's dastardly portrait of a hunchback monster of royalty for centuries. Earlier this year, the remains of a man with a curving spine, who possible was killed in battle, were discovered underneath the paving of a parking lot in Leicester, England. Phillipa Langley, head of The Richard III Society, spurred on by the work of the historian Michael Jones, led the team of who uncovered the remains, certain that she had found the bones of the monarch. When DNA verification later confirmed that the skeleton was, indeed, that of King Richard III, the discovery ranks among the great stories of passionate intuition and perseverance against the odds. The news of the discovery of Richard's remains has been widely reported by the British as well as worldwide and was front page news for both the New York Times and The Washington Post. Many believe that now, with King Richard III's skeleton in hand, historians will finally begin to understand what happened to him following the Battle of Bosworth Field (twenty miles or so from Leicester) and, ultimately, to know whether he was the hateful, unscrupulous monarch of Shakespeare's drama or a much more benevolent king interested in the common man. Written in alternating chapters, with Richard's 15th century life told by historian Michael Jones (author of the critically acclaimed Bosworth - 1485) contrasting with the 21st century eyewitness account of the search and discovery of the body by Philippa Langley, The King's Grave will be both an extraordinary portrait of the last Plantagenet monarch and the inspiring story of the archaeological dig that finally brings the real King Richard III into the light of day.

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
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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.

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
Page: 262
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"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"--

The Bones of a King

Richard III Rediscovered
Author: The Grey Friars Research Team,Maev Kennedy,Lin Foxhall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111878314X
Category: History
Page: 232
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The dramatic story of Richard III, England′s last medieval king, captured the world′s attention when an archaeological team led by the University of Leicester identified his remains in February 2013. Bones of a King presents the official behind–the–scenes story of the Grey Friars dig based on the research of the specialists directly involved in the discovery. A behind–the–scenes look at one of the most exciting historical discoveries of our time Features numerous photographs of the dig as well as the king′s remains Explains the scientific evidence behind his identification, including DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they reveal about his life, his health and even the food he ate Builds an expansive view of Richard′s life, death and burial, as well as accounts of the treatment of his body prior to burial, and his legacy in the public imagination from the time of his death to the present The most extensive and authoritative book written for non–specialists by the team who discovered Richard III

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
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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.

Richard, Duke of York

King by Right
Author: Matthew Lewis
Publisher: Amberley
ISBN: 9781445647449
Page: 336
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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

Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy 1491-1499

Author: Ian Arthurson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752495631
Category: History
Page: 352
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Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York & Norfolk, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III, and whose true fate is unknown to this day. He led two attempts to claim the crown, but was captured by Henry VII and hanged at Tyburn. This book looks at who Warbeck really was, how he was used by those in power in Burgundy, France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland, and the progress of the conspiracy itself. It has often been considered to be a side issue to Henry's reign, but this book reveals how close the conspirators came to bringing about a fundamental change in European politics. Importantly, Ian Arthurson not only sets the plot within the context of what was happening in fifteenth-century Europe, but also reveals important truths about Henry's reign in England. Illustrated with a wealth of contemporary portraits, paintings, engravings and documents, The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy will appeal to anyone with an interest in fifteenth-century history.