The mystery of the princes in the tower is one of the most enduring in British history. In 1483 Edward IV died unexpectedly after a brief illness leaving his young son, Edward to succeed him as Edward V. Twelve-year-old Edward and his nine-year-old brother, Richard, ended up in the royal apartments of the Tower of… Read More Did Edward V survive in Devon?
Throughout history, the death of an heir has had a mixed impact on contemporaries. Inevitably a sad event the loss of the heir apparent is not just a blow to the royal family and the court, but to the nation who had, in them, seen their future monarch. Where the heirs were popular the public… Read More “Too good to live upon earth”: The Death of an Heir
The White Queen finishes airing in the UK on Sunday, and so I can resume non Plantagenet blogging, while wondering how on earth they are going to fit so much of the final year of Richard III including the deaths of his son, wife, an alleged affair with his niece and the battle of Bosworth… Read More The History of the White Queen: The Princes in the Tower