Princes in the Tower podcast series
In 1483 two young princes vanished without a trace in the Tower of London. The prime suspect in their disappearance has long been their uncle, Richard III, accused of murdering his royal nephews in order to claim the throne for himself. But despite centuries of fierce debate, Richard’s guilt has proven impossible to pin down for certain. Could someone else be the culprit, or might the princes even have survived, spirited away by someone who wanted to save their necks? This new podcast series, from the makers of the award-winning History Extra podcast, delves into the political tumult and warring royal factions of the era to investigate this medieval murder mystery. We re-examine the historical evidence and speak to experts for their take on what really happened in one of history’s most fascinating cold cases.