Edward V: the prince in the tower

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Memorable not for his life but his death, Edward V is probably better known as one of the Princes in the Tower, the supposed victim of his uncle, Richard III. Though he was never crowned, Edward reigned for 77 days until Richard made himself his nephew’s Lord Protector before imprisoning him and his younger brother Richard in the Tower of London. Michael Hicks presents to us the backdrop to this tragically short life—Edward’s parents, the contemporary political scenery, his own remarkable achievements—and reveals how he was both the hope of a dynasty and an integral cause of that dynasty’s collapse.

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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

To write a biography of Edward V is difficult. Only a child when he vanished, Edward never had time to do anything; his entire life was spent being done unto. But who was doing unto him? This question ... Read full review

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Michael Hicks's straightforward thinking and line of logical argument are a relief straight after reading David Baldwin's book The Lost Prince. Nevertheless, this book does not really succeed in its ... Read full review



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About the author (2003)

Hicks is Professor of History at King Alfred's College, Winchester.