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The Princes in the Tower

(1992)
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"A SURPRISINGLY FRESH AND TREMENDOUSLY THOROUGH CONTRIBUTION to the debate...Weir's book is, no doubt, not the last on this subject, but it might be the best....[She] constructs a devastating case...[and] brilliantly illuminates the nature of late-medieval political power."
--The Boston Globe
Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain two of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill "the Princes in the Tower," as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as dozens of modern accounts, English historian Alison Weir reconstructs the entire chain of events leading to the double murder. We are witnesses to the rivalry, ambition, intrigue, and struggle for power that culminated in the imprisonment of the prince and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard's claim to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of historical research and a riveting story of conspiracy and deception, The Princes in the Tower at last provides a solution to this age-old puzzle.
"Weir takes on this delicious mystery with a fearsome vengeance. The result is a fascinating and completely credible account."
--Milwaukee Journal
"Did Richard III do in his nephews or didn't he? How much of the evil-uncle legend was later Tudor propaganda and how much was true?...This is exciting reading."
--The Denver Post
"A fascinating historical whodunit in which truth is more sordid than fiction."
--Kirkus Reviews


Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Alison Weir's The Princes in the Tower

Hardback Editions

January 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Princes in the Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-38372-9 / 978-0-345-38372-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Princes In The Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-09-952696-4 / 978-0-09-952696-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Princes In The Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-7126-7379-2 / 978-0-7126-7379-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pimlico
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July 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Princes in the Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-39178-0 / 978-0-345-39178-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Princes In The Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-09-952991-2 / 978-0-09-952991-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Princes In The Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-7126-5709-6 / 978-0-7126-5709-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pimlico
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October 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Princes in the Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-370-31792-0 / 978-0-370-31792-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Princes in the Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Princes In The Tower
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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