This is one of the most intriguing books I have read for some time - a hypothesis which, as the author readily admits, may be based on no more than a series of unrelated coincidences, but which might, quite possibly, be the answer to the most famous of all historical mysteries. Edward V, the elder prince, was receiving regular visits from his doctor and could well have died from natural causes: but there is no evidence that Richard III (or anyone else) then murdered his younger brother Richard of York. It is surely more probable that the boy was allowed to live out his life under an assumed identity, and this would explain the secrecy, the deafening silence, which surrounded his disappearance. Where he was taken, and how and why he came to Eastwell in Kent more than half a century later, makes for a fascinating story, a story in which fact and conjecture are always carefully separated. Richard III is exonerated, but the book does not seek to whitewash him. On the contrary, he is portrayed as determined, ruthless when he thought he had no alternative, and very much a man of his time.
Recommended to everyone who enjoys a fresh approach to an old subject - the traditional account of the Princes' deaths, accepted for more than five centuries, is not, after all, the last word.