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Inside This Issue
“How The ‘Missing Princes’ Were Smuggled Out of England: A New Theory” by Sally Keil
There are many theories about what happened to the two sons of King Edward IV following the coronation of their uncle as King Richard III on July 6, 1483. They were ‘last seen’ in the Tower of London in the late summer/early fall, and ‘rumors arose’ that they had been put to death by their uncle. However, no one knew for sure at that time, and certainly no one knows today. While we may lack certain knowledge of what happened to them, we definitely do not lack theories! Weren’t the boys’ bones discovered in 1674 and placed in an urn in Westminster Abbey? Who was the well-read, Latin-speaking bricklayer Richard of Eastwell? What about the Tower wardrobe accounts of March 1485 detailing delivery of clothing for the lord bastard? Didn’t James Tyrell confess to murdering the two boys? Who is Lambert Simnel? Perkin Warbeck? John Evans? What about the Tyrell family lore that they hosted Elizabeth Woodville and her sons at Gipping Hall? Why did Henry VII send Sir Roger Willoughby riding north after Bosworth rather than south with the rest of the triumphant Tudors?
In this article I’d like to do two things: first, present a new theory (yes, yet another one!) of what might have happened to (at least) one of the boys, and then go on to ask the questions that need to form specific research inquiries in order to determine if this new theory is of any value to the search for the Missing Princes…
KING RICHARD III WITH A TWIST—Kathy H. D. Kingsbury
THE KINGMAKER—Brenda Honeyman, Robert Hale
WIFE TO THE KINGMAKER—Sandra Wilson
THE KING’S SON—Darren Harris
UNCROWNED QUEEN: The Life of MARGARET BEAUFORT —Nicola Tallis
DEATH AT HAGMINSTER HALL: A Murder Story—Richard Unwin
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