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Did the Princes in the Tower actually survive? Author reveals new evidence

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Following on from the sensational discovery of his body under a car park in Leicester, the Richard III Society have launched a project called the Missing Princes to find out what really happened to his nephews, the Princes in the Tower.

On Friday, January 21, local author, historian and Richard III Society member Nicola Cornick tackles the topic in a talk at Wantage Library called The Lost and Found of the Wars of the Roses. In it, Nicola also addresses the disappearance of Richard’s closest friend and supporter Francis Lovell, whose life was the inspiration for her most recent novel The Last Daughter.

Newbury has often played a role in the wider history of the county and the country. In 1483, the Duke of Buckingham and a number of local barons met in secret here to plot the overthrow of King Richard III, an event that features in The Last Daughter, which focuses on the mystery of the Princes in the Tower.

The Last Daughter
The Last Daughter

Nicola said: “Our local area has strong ties to the Wars of the Roses and I’m looking forward to exploring these in the talk as well as looking at the theories of what happened to both the Princes in the Tower and Francis Lovell. It’s intriguing that there is new evidence to suggest that all of these people survived and that the traditional histories may well need revising.”

The talk is free and tickets are available from Wantage Library on 01235 762291 or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/428233258782411

Read N2 feature on Nicola: Never mind the Kardashians, Newbury's keeping up with the Cravens here: https://bit.ly/3ff6B6R

Nicola Cornick
Nicola Cornick

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