Includes a new foreword by the author
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.
Previously published as The Princes In The Tower
About the Author
Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction 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. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.
"Alison Weir has examined all the contemporary and near-contemporary chronicles with care. Her book, lucidly written and well-researched, makes absorbing reading" * Sunday Times *
"Readers of this book will care as much about two small boys foully done to death as the identity of their murderer... A deeply researched reappraisal" -- Ruth Rendell * Daily Telegraph *