Was Britain’s oldest missing persons case actually solved seven years after it happened? According to some historians—yes. If you’re a Tudor history aficionado, you’ve probably heard the name ‘Perkin Warbeck’. This was a man who turned up in 1490 saying he had a better claim to the English throne than the man currently sat on… Continue reading Did one of the Princes in the Tower survive?
The unexplained disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, aka 12-year-old Edward V of England and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, is one of Britain’s coldest cases. Five and a half centuries on, it remains the subject of debate and conspiracy theory. But are we any closer to the truth? When King Edward IV… Continue reading The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case
One of the main inspirations for the plot of Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses, a late 15th-century dynastic struggle that was fought between the houses of Lannister and Stark—no, sorry, Lancaster and York. The wars began during the reign of the Mad King Aerys Targaryen—no, sorry, the Mad King Henry VI,… Continue reading The mysterious murder of England’s ‘Mad King’, Henry VI