What really happened to the Princes in the Tower?

Every so often, a news story appears that sends a frisson down my spine.

Yesterday in the UK, one such appeared on the front page of the Telegraph newspaper – and unbelievably, perhaps, it was about a ‘murder mystery’ more than 500 years old.

Yes, you’ve guessed it – the ‘Princes in the Tower’ has resurfaced. But for once, the story has taken a turn that I can approve. And one that anyone who has an interest in the history of King Richard III is likely to find of particular interest.

The original Telegraph story is behind a paywall, but it can be accessed at the following link:


A floating royal crown mysteriously decorated with 41 deer within the ermine - iDale Cherry
The stained-glass portrait of Edward V at Coldridge, Devon

If you’ve read any of my ‘White Boar’ books, especially the latest, King in Waiting, you’ll guess how pleased I am that the mainstream media is taking this story seriously. The findings reported here from the ‘Missing Princes Project‘, the brainchild of Philippa Langley, perhaps suggest that the basic premise of King in Waiting and its forthcoming sequel Sons of York may be less far-fetched than traditionalists might prefer to think…

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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