Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower (Kindle)
The story of the Princes in the Tower is well known: the grim but dramatic events of 1483, when the twelve-year-old Edward Plantagenet was taken into custody by his uncle, Richard of Gloucester, and imprisoned in the Tower of London along with his younger brother, have been told and re-told hundreds of times.
The ways in which the events of that year unfolded remain shrouded in mystery, and the fate of the young princes forms an infamous backdrop to Richard III's reign and the end of the Wars of the Roses. Although little about the princes' lives is commonly known, Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower tells the story in a way that is wholly new: through the places they lived in and visited. From Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London, and from the remote castle of Ludlow in the Welsh borders to the quiet Midlands town of Stony Stratford - via major medieval centres such as Northampton and Shrewsbury - the trail through some of England's most historic places throws a whole new light on this most compelling of historical dramas.
Overall, I thought “Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower” by Andrew Beattie was a decent read. Beattie does have an easy to understand writing style, but as he stated before, his book does not contain ground-breaking research. If you are interested in exploring the places associated with the Princes in the Tower, this book is a great place to start.Heidi Malagisi, Adventures of a Tudor Nerd, Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou
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Andrew’s book uncovers new and compelling evidence, but still doesn’t come up with an answer that we can all agree on. However, it is a brilliant piece of detective work, and well worth reading.Books Monthly
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