One of the most famous unsolved historical mysteries is the fate of King Edward V of England and his younger brother Richard Duke of York following their disappearance in the summer of 1483 at the ages of 12 and 10 respectively. The two boys disappeared during a highly turbulent time for the British monarchy known today as the War of the Roses. An examination of the available evidence from the time, including the political situation, reveals that the leading theory is probably correct—the two boys were most likely secretly killed by their paternal uncle Richard III, as he grew increasingly desperate to secure a position of power and security.
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"The Lost Princes: Who Murdered King Edward V and His Brother in 1483?,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 12:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol12/iss2/4