Have you ever visited Tower of London? What did you think of it? Let other people know by posting your photos and writing a little review.
We went here for my kid, who is doing henry VIII at school, and the best thing for him was where you can see Henry's armour. The real armour that he wore at the time. it is huge. I know he was a big man, but its amazing that he could even stand up in it. We say the Crown Jewels as well which were very nice, but you are pushed through at quite a pace and you cant hang about because there's so many people wanting to get in. We joined one of the tours that the Beefeaters put on, and he walks around the grounds explaining the history of everything. Im not sure if you're supposed to pay for that, but we just kind of tagged along anyway. He was an old soldier and obviously knew his stuff. All in all, i would say its well worth a visit. Its quite hard on the feet because theres a lot of walking on uneven pavements and climbing up old stone stairs, but if your knees can take it then definitely go
if you go don't forget to partake in the Yeoman tour, which is part of your ticket, because it is so interesting hearing an old soldier relate the history of the towers and prisons and the people who were incarcerated there. I think it useful to know a little history of the Tower before you go, which you can read in guidebooks, because the audio tour is very detailed and has rather too much to say, in my opinion, although it is good that they actually put some effort into it.
I am determined to go back for the ceremony of the keys, but it seems there is a long waiting period for tickets!
Despite having an, at the time, undiagnosed fractured Talus Dome (ankle bone), I was determined to see The Tower. I went through the Torture Chambers, which I found fearsomely fascinating! The Crown Jewels are absolutely breathtaking, I am so glad I saw them! But by then I was in a lot of pain, so I left . I would absolutely recommend a visit
" The most famous prisoners of all were the so-called Princes in the Tower. When King Edward IV died in 1483, his sons were locked inside Tower for safe-keeping. They mysteriously vanished a short time later and their uncle Richard III usurped the throne. Their skeletal remains were found hidden in the building two centuries later, and exhumed in 1933."
Get it right! This is popular fiction started by Tudor propaganda. It has been shown many times that Richard III did [u]not[u] murder the Princes! He was not the usurper, Henry VII was and organised the deaths of the boys after Richard had been betrayed and slain at Bosworth. Henry was the principle murderer here, and systematically had most of the rest of their family judicially murdered, leaving only two to be polished off by Henry VIII.
Try reading The Daughter of Time, published by Josephine Tey in 1951 just before her death. It may be mystery thriller fiction, but it is a brilliant portrayal of the truth versus popular error, and puts the case of the much maligned Richard clearly.
The truth is that nobody knows for sure who was behind it, and nobody ever will... Because there isn't enough evidence.
All you can do is judge the suspects on the evidence that does exist, and the evidence seems to point mostly towards Richard. He had the means, and the best motive. Obviously he didn't actually kill them himself, he would have got someone else to do it.
Didn't the boys mother agree to marry Henry before the battle of Bosworth, in anticipation of making him king? She would have been highly unlikely to do that if she didn't already believe that her sons were dead. Why would she betray her young sons in favour of an untested usurper?
You sound like you might be someone from that Richard III society, who are trying to rehabilitate his image. But didn't they also claim that Richard's bent spine was all tudor propaganda? but that was shown to be true when they dug up the skeleton in the car park -- so the "tudor propaganda" turned out to be reliable in that case.