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The prince in the tower : the short life & mysterious disappearance of Edward V

By: Hicks, Prof Michael

0752443860 / 9780752443867
Paperback
01/07/2007
Stock expected by 21/04/2021
United Kingdom
20 cm 224 p., [24] p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: as Edward V. 2003.

This is the first biography of the king whose fate remains one of the greatest mysteries in English history.

Memorable not for his life but his death, Edward V is probably better known as one of the Princes in the Tower, the supposed victim of his uncle, Richard III.

Though he was never crowned, Edward reigned for 77 days until Richard made himself his nephew's Lord Protector before imprisoning him and his younger brother Richard in the Tower of London.

Michael Hicks presents to us the backdrop to this tragically short life - Edward's parents, the contemporary political scenery, his own remarkable achievements - and reveals how he was both the hope of a dynasty and an integral cause of that dynasty's collapse.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, BGR Biography: royalty, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

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