Edward V was never crowned. He disappears from the pages of history at the age of twelve and is better known as the elder of the famous Princes in the Tower. Drawing on extensive research, Alison Weir recounts the life of this hapless prince and explores the mysteries that surround him. What happened to Edward V? Was he murdered on the orders of his uncle, Richard III, the man who had usurped his throne? Was Edward the child of an invalid marriage, as Richard asserted?
Alison Weir places the life of this 'lost King' in context, describing his training for kingship at Ludlow Castle, and looking at the evidence for the kind of ruler he would have been.
Alison Weir is the United Kingdom’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. Rich in detailed research, Alison’s engaging prose has captured the interest and imagination of countless people, instilling a love of history that has influenced the career paths of historians, historical novelists and teachers, while also greatly increasing knowledge of medieval and Tudor English history among people throughout the world. She is an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.
This Event is part of the Summer Festival at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow