Apart from a few minor details …

… David Starkey thinks that he has solved the mystery of the “Princes”. The minor details are: 1) Tyrrell’s trial was for helping the de la Pole brothers, not to do with any “murder” of anyone at all. 2) The (fully documented by Thomas Penn) trial took place at the Guildhall, not the Tower. Henry… Continue reading Apart from a few minor details …

Review of ‘The “Princes” in the Tower’ (Channel 4)

There were many good things about this programme. Dr. Janina Ramirez joined Dr. John Ashdown-Hill and the lawyer Bertram Fields. All three have studied the late medieval period in detail and in different ways. Then there was Dr. David Starkey. He is a renowned expert on the 1509-1603 period but tends to derive his views… Continue reading Review of ‘The “Princes” in the Tower’ (Channel 4)