Which, some observe, isn’t far from this:
But I digress. My first two manuscripts, which were never published and have been lost in many moves, were Tudor set. I love the time period! Especially the drama surrounding the “disappearance” of the princes, the two young sons of Edward IV and Richard III’s nephews.
Did he kill them? Were they killed at all? Were they simply hidden away, secreted away somewhere safe from those who wished to usurp the crown? Would Henry VII have killed them had they been available when he came to take the crown? So many questions, unanswered through time.
My theory was that the Duke of Buckingham killed them to protect Richard III’s reign (and his cushy place in it), against Richard III’s wishes. I came to this conclusion from reading Alison Weir’s The Princes in the Tower, and I still think it’s a possibility. But no one really knows.
But if I remember correctly, Weir mentioned that they found two skulls under the stairs in the White Tower, so maybe they could do some DNA testing on those? Or maybe they have? Anyone know?
I’ll be snowed in this weekend, so I plan to do some reading up on the Tudors. What are you reading? Do you share my Tudor fascination?