The Princes in the Tower; The Defence Case for Henry VII

I highly recommend this article and the other articles on the Henry Tudor society page. The author makes a good case defense in favor of Henry VII and his mother (who was in England unlike Henry and his uncle who were in exile at the time that people began to whisper regarding the Princes’ disappearance). While fiction is entertaining, by the end of the day it is fiction and a lot of the so called theories regarding the truth of what happened to the princes are nothing more than conspiracy fests. Often the truth is the simplest answer.

By Nathen Amin

The Princes in the Tower is one of British history’s greatest tragedies and has long been a spectre looming large over the English Middle Ages in particular. Two young brothers, one 12-years-old and the other just 10, were forcibly removed from public view shortly after their father’s death and were never seen again. The reason this story has resonated through history is for the fact that these two children happened to be Royal Princes; in fact, in the case of the elder child, Edward, he was no longer a Prince but a King. As the only male children of King Edward IV, upon their father’s death at Westminster in 1483 they became the highest ranking nobles in the realm, Edward ascending to the throne as King Edward V whilst his brother becoming the Heir presumptive and maintaining his status as the dual Duke of York and Norfolk…

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