The mystery of the Princes in the Tower has fascinated historians as much as the personality and intentions of their alleged killer and sinister uncle, King Richard III. This exciting novel sets out to solve these mysteries through the eyes of Francis, Viscount Lovell, who is assigned by his close friend Richard III to investigate the disappearance of the two young boys. Through Francis we view the sordid, bloody politics of the late fifteenth century: the plots and counterplots, the secret whisperings and hidden treacheries of political factions fighting to control the crown of England. Above all, this novel concentrates on the fate of the two youngsters. Did they die? Were they killed? If so, were they buried in the Tower? Or did they escape? As Francis investigates, he comes closer to the truth he fears will implicate the very man who commissioned his investigation. This novel offers a dramatic and intriguing solution -- an original interpretation of documentary and archaeological evidence that unravels one of the most famous historical mysteries.
This hardback book is in good condition with light corner wear and a stain on the inside cover and the first two blank pages. The dust jacket has considerable wear with a chip on the front top, a small tear on the front, and a store sticker. The flap has a price of $15.95.