The Lost King Richard III and the Princes in the Tower by Alison Prince

The Lost King Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Written by Alison Prince
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The Lost King Richard III and the Princes in the Tower by Alison Prince

Edward IV has died, leaving his 12-year-old son as king. But England has been torn apart by the Wars of the Roses. Nobody wants a boy-king. Soon the boy's uncle Richard III is on the throne - but Henry Tudor is challenging him for the crown. Henry and Richard have one thing in common: they need the young Edward V and his little brother out of the way. The two boys are sent to the Tower of London for safety. They are never seen again... A fascinating look at the brief reign of Richard III, told through the eyes of the princes' nursemaid. What really happened to the princes in the Tower? Was Richard responsible - or has he been wrongly accused for centuries?

About the Author

Alison Prince was born in Kent and grew up in South London. She completed a degree course at the Slade School of Art then became a teacher. She tried her hand at journalism and farming before she became a television writer. She is the co-creator of the famous Trumpton series. She won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize jointly with Philip Pullman and has also won the Scottish Arts Council's Children's Book of the Year award. She is a biographer and poet as well as a children's author. She lives in Scotland.

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96 pages


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A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

24th April 2014



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