To the Tower Born

To the Tower Born

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A tale based on the five-hundred-year-old unsolved disappearances of lost princes Edward and Richard of York finds English printer's daughter Nell Caxton growing up alongside the royal children and witnessing the schemes of ambitious people, including Richard III, to overtake the throne. By the author of Wild Irish. 25,000 first printing.

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The author of the highly praised The Wild Irish is back with a mesmerizing novel that probes one of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in history -- what happened to the lost princes of York

Debated for more than five centuries, the disappearance of the young princes Edward and Richard from the Tower of London in 1483 has stirred the imaginations of numerous writers from Shakespeare to Josephine Tey and posited the question: Was Richard III the boys' murderer, or was he not? In a captivating novel rich in mystery, color, and historical lore, Robin Maxwell offers a new, controversial perspective on this tantalizing enigma.

The events are witnessed through the eyes of quick-witted Nell Caxton, only daughter of the first English printer, William Caxton, and Nell's dearest friend, "Bessie," daughter of the King of England, sister to the little princes, and founding ancestress of the Tudor dynasty.

With great bravery and heart, the two friends navigate this dark and dangerous medieval landscape in which the king's death sets off a battle among the most scheming, ambitious, and murderous men and women of their age, who will stop at nothing to possess the throne of England.



Blackwell North Amer
Debated for more than five centuries, the disappearance of the young princes Edward and Richard from the Tower of London in 1483 has stirred the imaginations of numerous writers from Shakespeare to Josephine Tey and posited the question: Was Richard III the boys' murderer, or was he not? In a novel rich in mystery, color, and historical lore, Robin Maxwell offers a new, controversial perspective on this enigma.
The events are witnessed through the eyes of quick-witted Nell Caxton, only daughter of the first English printer, William Caxton, and Nell's dearest friend, "Bessie," daughter of the King of England, sister to the little princes, and founding ancestress of the Tudor dynasty.
With great bravery and heart, the two friends navigate this dark and dangerous medieval landscape in which the king's death sets off a battle among the most scheming, ambitious, and murderous men and women of their age, who will stop at nothing to possess the throne of England.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060580513
0060580518
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm

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PickyReader Nov 05, 2014

Disappointing, and some factual errors that matter. But at least you'll figure out who's who in the tangle of Tudors, Plantagenets and their shifting allies.

Bibbie Sep 11, 2009

The story is about the unexplained disappearance of princes Edward and Richard of York, who vanished without a trace from the Tower of London in 1483. The story unfolds from the point of view of Nell Caxton, the quick-witted, independent daughter of England's first printer and best friend to Princess Bessie (sister to the princes and daughter of Queen Elizabeth Woodville). With the sudden death of King Edward IV, the first in line of accession is his eldest son, 13-year-old Prince Edward, Before young Edward V can be crowned, Lord Hastings and Harry Buckingham lose their heads and the Duke of Gloucester connives to become Richard III. In the midst of the struggle, the two princes are abducted. Maxwell's solution to what happens next—events that have long been the subject of speculation—brims with page-turning drama.

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