The Princes in the Tower - Whodunit?

Heritage Talk
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    6:30 PM

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    £12.50 (Plus booking fee)

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Join us at Southwark Cathedral for this discussion and debate on one of the great mysteries in British history

The murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in British history.

Traditionally considered victims of a ruthless uncle, there are other suspects too often and too easily discounted. What if there was no murder? What if Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York survived their uncle s reign and even that of their brother-in-law Henry VII? There are glimpses of their possible survival and compelling evidence to give weight to those glimpses, which is considered alongside the possibility of their deaths to provide a rounded and complete assessment of the most fascinating mystery in history.

Were the princes murdered? If so, who really murdered the princes in the tower?

Join us at Southwark Cathedral for this evening of debate with acclaimed historians Dr Nicola Tallis, Nathen Amin and Matthew Lewis who will give their own theories on what happened before opening up the investigation to the audience who can give their views and ask our panel of experts questions.

Dr Nicola Tallis is an independent historian, whose interests are sixteenth century queenship and jewellery. She is the author of Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey (2016), Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester (2017), and Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch (2019).

Matthew Lewis is an author and historian of the medieval period, with a particular interest in the Wars of the Roses and Richard III. He has written biographies of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III, Richard Duke of York, and Richard III, as well as accounts of The Anarchy, the Wars of the Roses, and Rebellion in the Middle Ages.

Nathen Amin is an author and researcher from Carmarthenshire, West Wales, who focuses on the 15th Century and the reign of Henry VII. He wrote ‘Tudor Wales’ in 2014 and ‘York Pubs’ in 2016, followed by the first full-length biography of the Beaufort family, ‘The House of Beaufort’ in 2017, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in three historical categories. His fourth book, ‘Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders; Simnel, Warbeck and Warwick‘, also an Amazon #1 Bestseller, was released in April 2021.

This event is in-person only and will not be streamed or recorded. It will be taking place in the Cathedral library and Nicola, Matthew and Nathen will be signing copies of their books afterwards.