The Princes in the Tower

Matt Lewis concludes his four special episodes on medieval mysteries with perhaps the most enduring historical enigma of them all.

For more than 500 years, people have speculated about the disappearance of King Edward V - aged 12, and his nine-year-old brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. They were lodged in the Tower of London by their paternal uncle the Duke of Gloucester, supposedly in preparation for Edward's coronation. But before the young king could be crowned, Gloucester ascended the throne as Richard III. The brothers vanished - and it’s generally assumed that they were murdered, probably by Richard. But Matt Lewis thinks differently.

This episode was mixed and edited by Anisha Deva and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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