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13 of the biggest mysteries of the British monarchy….

Edward, eldest son of Edward IV

Oh, dear. The fate of Edward V (if he ever was a king) tops the Reader’s Digest list of 13 of the ‘Biggest Mysteries Surrounding the British Royal Family’. Hm. As the following quoted paragraph is a sample of the article’s accuracy, I won’t be bothering to read the other twelve.

“….In April 1483, King Edward IV of England died, and his eldest son, Edward V, age 12, ascended the throne with his uncle, his father’s brother, the Duke of Gloucester, as “protector of the realm.” But soon after, the Duke sent Edward V and his next youngest brother, aged 10 (Richard, Duke of York) to the Tower of London (both a residence and a prison)—for their own “protection.” In June, the Duke declared himself King Richard III. Edward and his brother were never seen again. Two skeletons found in the Tower are believed to be the brothers, and Richard III has long been suspected of having his nephews murdered….”

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3 thoughts on “13 of the biggest mysteries of the British monarchy….

  1. It’s Readers Digest. No longer content only to maim novels by leaving important parts out, they’re now doing it to history.

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  2. Glenis Brindley on said:

    When will this ever end? I don’t know what more to do to stop this drivel being written. It upsets me, and makes me sad and cross. Until people finally realise that Shakespeare only wrote literature, ie STORIES, and didn’t write history, I think we’re on a hiding to nothing. Somehow we’ve got to get to the root of this, and change things from source.

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