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The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case

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by Philippa Langley (Author) 

In 1483, Edward V (age twelve) and his brother Richard, Duke of York (age nine), disappeared from the Tower of London. History has judged they were murdered on the orders of Richard III. This new book reveals the truth behind the greatest unsolved mystery in English history.

Philippa Langley took the world by storm when, against all the odds and after a seven-year investigation, she discovered the grave of King Richard III (1452-1485) in a Leicester car park. A king finally laid to rest, the rediscovery and reburial of Richard III was watched by a global audience of over 366 million.

Now, in The Princes in the Tower, Langley reveals the findings of a remarkable new research initiative: "The Missing Princes Project." In the summer of 1483, Edward V (age 12) and his brother Richard Duke of York (age 9), disappeared from the Tower of London. For over five hundred years, history has judged that they were murdered on the orders of their uncle, Richard III.

Following years of intensive research in British, American, and European archives, Philippa has uncovered astonishing new archival discoveries that radically change what we know about the fate of the princes in the Tower. Established by Langley in 2016, "The Missing Princes Project" employs the methods of a cold-case police inquiry. Using investigative methodology, it aims to place this most enduring of mysteries under a forensic microscope for the very first time.

In The Princes in the Tower, Langley narrates the painstaking investigative work and research of the project. By questioning received wisdom, she and her international team of researchers shed light upon one of history's greatest miscarriages of justice, in turn revealing a surprising and phenomenal untold story.


"The Princes in the Tower is a gripping and ingenious work of historical detection. Ms. Langley and her team have cast new light into a murky period, and with a methodological brilliance that eludes most academic historians." -- The Wall Street Journal, Dominic Green

"The discoveries in this book shed new light on events surrounding the Princes in the Tower. Rather than favour Tudor propaganda or Victorian revisionism, this asks us to go back to the time and scrutinize evidence with fresh eyes.” -- Dr. Janina Ramirez, University of Oxford, and # 1 bestselling author of Femina

"Philippa Langley has earned a reputation for tenacious and meticulous research based on sound principles of piecing together centuries-old records. The remarkable discoveries documented here are only the beginning." -- Annette Carson, acclaimed historical writer and biographer

Categories : 449-1066 History of UK, Great Britain History 


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Books (November 19, 2023)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 19, 2023

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File‏ : ‎ EPUB, 30.02 MB

Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled

Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported

Print length ‏ : ‎ 482 pages

You will get a EPUB (30MB) file

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