The Princes in the Tower - Chapters 13-14, The Princes in the Tower, The Wicked Uncle Summary & Analysis

Alison Weir (historian)
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Chapters 13-14, The Princes in the Tower, The Wicked Uncle Summary and Analysis

Richard knew by July 29th that he had to kill the Princes. He was away from the city and perhaps beyond suspicion. Richard sent a trusted servant, John Green, to Sir Robert Brackenbury to tell him that the two children should be killed. However, Brackenbury refused, claiming that he would rather die. Richard thought the Princes were killed by August 2nd. At this time, Buckingham left him and somehow they were alienated, though it is not clear why. It may have been about money and it may have been about the plot to kill the Princes.

Some hold that Buckingham killed the Princes but the theory is easily refuted. Richard continued to hear about the conspiracies around August 8th. John Green returned and...

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