The Princes in the Tower - Chapters 7-8, An Innocent Lamb in the Hands of Wolves, The Lord Protector Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8, An Innocent Lamb in the Hands of Wolves, The Lord Protector Summary and Analysis

When Richard of Gloucester, Buckingham and their escorts arrived, Edward V was gone. Rivers had removed him so that Richard could not get to him. Richard expressed no anger. The men then had a dinner in which Rivers explained to Richard that power would be denied to him. After a convivial evening, Richard planned to start the coup the next day nonetheless. He had Rivers locked in his inn. When Richard and Buckingham tracked down Edward V, they saluted him as King. Richard informed Edward V of his father's wishes and the Wydville's plot. Edward was unconvinced but Richard and Buckingham arrested his advisors for betraying the realm. Edward V then surrendered himself to his uncle. Richard...

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