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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

White Tower and the Two Princes

 
 
White Tower and the Two Princes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. White Tower and the Two Princes Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
The skeletons of two boys were found hidden under this staircase, when a building protecting the entrance to the White Tower was demolished in 1674. Many people, including Charles II believed that they were the remains of two who disappeared in 1483. Their bones were re-buried in Westminster Abbey.

The disappearance and supposed murder of the two boys is one of the saddest mysteries of the Tower. The two princes Edward aged 12 and Richard aged 9 were the sons of King Edward IV. After the King's death, their uncle brought them to the Tower, declared them illegitimate and they were never seen alive again. Their uncle was crowned Richard III.

( the text is also presented in ten additional languages)
 
Location. 51° 30.475′ N, 0° 4.567′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along the steps into the White Tower within the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers.
White Tower and the Two Princes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. White Tower and the Two Princes Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The White Tower and Roman City Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Coldharbour Gate tower and Innermost Ward wall (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Tower and Royal Armouries (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); A Royal River View (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 24 pounder Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 36 pounder Guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The White Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. The White Tower
The marker is in the doorway half-way up the stairs leading into the White Tower.
Plaque Over the Stairs image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
4. Plaque Over the Stairs
The Tradition of the Tower has Always Pointed out This as the Stair Under Which the Bones of Edward the 5th and his Brother Were Found in Charles the 2nd Time, and from Whence They Were Removed to Westminster Abbey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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