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

Philippa Langley

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

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

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

Philippa Langley

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Description

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.

About the Author

Philippa Langley, MBE, is a historian and award-winning producer, best known for her discovery of Richard III. She is a co-author of the bestselling The Lost King with Michael Jones (first published as The King's Grave), and Finding Richard III. On the ten-year anniversary of discovering Richard III, her extraordinary story was released as an acclaimed feature film, The Lost King, directed by Sir Stephen Frears and starring Sally Hawkins. Her latest venture, "The Missing Princes Project," is an international initiative based on her rigorous original research to unveil the truth behind one of history's greatest unsolved mysteries.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Pegasus Books
Pub date: 2023-11-19
Length: 496 pages
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