The Princes In The Tower by Alison WeirThe Princes In The Tower by Alison Weir

The Princes In The Tower

byAlison Weir

Paperback | July 8, 2008

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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.
     The Princes in the Tower 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.
ALISON WEIR is the best-selling female historian since records began and the third biggest selling historian in Britain. Her 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, Ka...
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Title:The Princes In The TowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 0.77 inPublished:July 8, 2008Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099526964

ISBN - 13:9780099526964

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Book Based Around One of England's Most Endearing Medieval Mysteries "The Princes in the Tower" is an excellent book for those who are interested in one of the most famous and long-lived mysteries of English history. Examining the suspicious disappearance of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother, Richard, Duke of York; Weir not only remains historically accurate, but also presents history in a way that is much more accessible to the non-academic reader.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Princes in the Tower An excellent read. I used to be a Riccardian and got so excited when they found his body in Leicester car park, but now thanks to Alison Weir and her exhaustive research, I really believe he was responsible for the heinous murder of the young princes and other terrible crimes. I'm shattered.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good historical book. Alison Weir has produced a well balanced and well researched book. It is a thought provoking account of the events leading up the deaths of Edward and Richard and also those that result ed in the ascension of the Tudors. Alison Weir's presentation of the facts is very well written and I found it gripping read.
Date published: 2013-04-01

Editorial Reviews

• "The mystery of the Princes in the Tower is a cause of outrage as well as a whodunnit--a deeply researched appraisal." -- Daily Telegraph

 • "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