Definition of Princes in the Tower in English:

Share this entry

Princes in the Tower

The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (b.1470) and Richard, Duke of York (b.1472), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483. They were taken to the Tower of London by their uncle (the future Richard III) and are generally assumed to have been murdered, but whether at the instigation of Richard III or of another is not known; two skeletons discovered in 1674 are thought to have been those of the princes.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Princes in the Tower

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.