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Princes in the Tower: how I established a direct link between Richard III and the two murders

By Tim Thornton, Professor of History and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Huddersfield
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It is perhaps one of the greatest murder mystery stories in British history – a young king and his brother simply vanish. The boys, now dubbed “the Princes in the Tower”, were held in the Tower of London in 1483, but disappeared from public view, never to be seen again.

Richard III has long been held responsible for the murder of his nephews in a dispute about succession to the throne. But Richard’s defenders have pointed to a lack of hard evidence to connect the king to the disappearance…


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