The Princes in the Tower Setting & Symbolism

Alison Weir (historian)
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The Garden/Bloody Tower/Tower of London

This is the large tower in London where the Princes were imprisoned and killed.

The Plantagenet House

This is the House of Plantagenet ruled England for 331 years, ending with Richard III.

The Wars of the Roses

This is the name of the series of battles between the royal houses of York and Lancaster who fought for decades over who had rightful claim to the English throne. The Wars of the Roses are the backdrop for the Princes in the Tower story.

England

This is the country setting for The Princes in the Tower.

London

This is the capital city of England where the royal family lived.

York

This is the city of origin for the Yorkist faction that was so heavily involved in the story.

Westminster Abbey

This is the Abbey in London where Elizabeth Wydville and her family sought sanctuary...

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