Could Margaret Beaufort have been responsible for killing of the Princes in the Tower?

I’ve always known that a handful of people judge Margaret Beaufort guilty of the death of the Princes in the Tower. But until I published my series on Richard III – and incurred the wrath of the Ricardians – I had no idea just how widespread the theory was. Absolutely no contemporary source links Margaret to the crime.

Who was responsible for the death of the Princes in the Tower?

Sir James Tyrrell

This identified Sir James Tyrrell as the murderer, acting on Richard’s orders. Tyrrell was the loyal servant of Richard III who is said to have confessed to the murder of the princes before his execution for treason in 1502.

Could the Princes in the Tower have survived?

If Henry VII arrived in London in September 1485 and discovered that the Princes in the Tower were not dead, he would have faced a serious problem. He had been swept to victory at Bosworth largely on a wave of Yorkist feeling that had supported Edward IV but could not be reconciled to the rule of Richard III.

Could Perkin Warbeck have been Richard?

Perkin Warbeck ( c. 1474 – 23 November 1499) was a false pretender to the English throne. Warbeck claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, who was the second son of Edward IV and one of the so-called “Princes in the Tower”.

Were the bodies of the two Princes in the Tower found?

Sir Thomas More states in his writings that the princes were buried “at the stair-foot, meetly deep” and certainly in 1674 two skeletons were found buried beneath a stone staircase during alterations at the Tower.

Did Richard really escape from the tower?

Richard survived when others with a Yorkist claim to the throne perished because he was out of sight and perhaps, eventually, out of mind also. “Eastwell, where he died, is only 12 miles from Canterbury Cathedral where his portrait still adorns the ‘royal’ window of the Martyrdom Chapel.

Did Elizabeth of York think Perkin Warbeck was her brother?

Elizabeth of York never viewed Perkin Warbeck as her brother



She wonders whether Perkin Warbeck is really her brother Richard, but also needs to act in a way to protect her son’s right to the English throne.

Did any Plantagenets survive?

When the Earl of Warwick died he had been the last legitimate male-line member of the House of Plantagenet. The first King of that line had been King Henry II of England who died in 1189. However, an illegitimate line of the Plantagenet dynasty lives today.

Did king Richard sleep with Elizabeth?

Princess Elizabeth had an affair with her uncle, Richard III: (PROBABLY) FALSE. Time to unpack one of the biggest controversies of English history. Did Elizabeth have sex with her uncle, the man whom many at the time—and up to this day—suspected had her two younger brothers killed?

Did they ever find the two princes?

Two small human skeletons were found at the Tower of London in 1674, but there is no conclusive evidence that these were the princes, despite a perfunctory examination in 1933 concluding that the remains were those of children roughly the same ages.

Where were the bones of the Princes in the Tower found?

In 1674, the bones of two children of similar ages were found beneath the staircase in the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Is Queen Elizabeth a Tudor or Plantagenet?

There is also a sixth Tudor monarch, Jane Grey, who disputedly reigned for nine days, in between Edward VI and Mary I. The Tudors succeeded the House of Plantagenet as rulers of the Kingdom of England, and were succeeded by the House of Stuart.



House of Tudor
Founder Henry VII
Final ruler Elizabeth I

What language did the Plantagenets speak?

Anglo-Norman language

Anglo-Norman
Ethnicity Anglo-Normans
Era unknown, but significantly contributed to Middle English; used in English law until c. 17th century
Language family Indo-European Italic Romance Western Gallo-Romance Oïl Norman Anglo-Norman
Early form Old Norman

What does the name Plantagenet mean?


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Were the Princes in the Tower murdered?

Nobody really knows. It has never been proven that the princes were murdered, or how they died and when, and their remains have never been conclusively located and identified.

Did Richard Of York really survive?

Richard died at the battle of Wakefield in 1460 but his family claim to the throne survived him and his eldest son became king the following year – as Edward IV.

Which king killed his nephews?

Richard III

Richard III was crowned King of England in 1483, and many have long suspected that he gained the throne through the cold-blooded assassination of two young nephews who stood in his way — Edward V, age 12, and Richard, Duke of York, age 9.