Professor Tim Thornton of Huddersfield University has caused quite a stir with his claims to have found new evidence that implicates Richard III in the “disappearance” of the boys in the Tower. I say disappearance because, truth to tell, that’s what happened as far as actual history is concerned. I don’t believe they were murdered at all, or indeed harmed by their uncle. Interesting new theories are being explored all the time, but no one now living knows what happened to them, least of all the good professor, who claims, ahem, Sir Thomas More as his astonishing new source of this proof. Eh? You couldn’t make it up. Oh yes, you can – More did! From beginning to end. A Tudor toady writing for a Tudor tyrant.
If you go to this article you’ll read that someone has at last risen to their hind legs to point out the ridiculousness of the professor’s claims. The item isn’t long, but it’s to the point. There is no proof of anything, and I wouldn’t believe anyone from the Tudor period about Richard III. The truth? Look outside pigs are flying!
Anyway, read this defence of Richard…which only falls down in one thing. Margaret Beaufort was never a queen – she simply thought she should be, and was allowed to conduct herself accordingly. In truth she was just the mother of a usurping king. Period.