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Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower (Paperback)

British History English Civil War London P&S History England

By Andrew Beattie
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: Following in the Footsteps
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781526727855
Published: 31st March 2019


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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.

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About Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie is the author of several cultural-historical titles, including books on Prague and Cairo in Signal Books' Cities of the Imagination series and on the Scottish Highlands, the Alps and the River Danube for their Landscapes of the Imagination series; he has also written for the travel series Rough Guides. He is a graduate of Oxford University and lives in London. More information about his books, including photographs and other material relating to Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower, can be found on his website, www.andrewbeattie.me.uk.

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