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The Princes in the Tower 1483

69526The Princes In The Tower 1483 is a movie based on the events surrounding the disappearance of the young king, Edward V, and his younger brother, Richard, Duke of York, from the Tower of London in 1483. 

Their uncle seized the crown for himself as Richard III and is widely suspected as being responsible for the murder of the princes. Richard III was himself killed only two years later at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was succeeded as king by Henry VII, who founded the Tudor dynasty. 

After the death of Richard III, there were always rumours that one or both of the princes had survived or escaped and imposters surfaced to lead rebellions against Henry VII. The most famous of these impostors were Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck, who both appeared in England during the reign of Henry VII. 

The movie focuses on the claims of Perkin Warbeck to be the younger of the two princes, Richard, Duke of York. Warbeck was captured, interrogated and eventually executed in 1499. 

Although highly fictional, the movie is based on the historical events of the time and the mystery surrounding the fate of The Princes in the Tower, the inspiration, of course, for my novel, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox.

You can learn more on my website about the historical background to the novel and about the enduring mystery of The Princes in the TowerYou can watch the full movie here on YouTube and learn more about the cast members, plot and read some reviews here.

 

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