Shakespeare casts Richard III as the ultimate villain, murdering his nephews in order to usurp the throne. This has always been the traditional view. In recent years alternative theories have been suggested that let Richard off the hook and lay the blame elsewhere. However, with the recent discovery of Richard’s body in Leicester a whole new wave of interest has been stirred in all things related to Richard III. Was he really the child killer portrayed by Thomas More and William Shakespeare?
In this short audiobook, a retired detective reopens this cold case and attempts to piece together the evidence and answer the great mystery about what really happened to the young Princes.
Were they really murdered? If so, what happened to the bodies and who did the evil deed? Or were they left unharmed and left to live out their days in peace? Was a challenging offered up in place of Richard, Duke of York by Elizabeth Woodville and was that why Henry VII was so concerned by Perkin Warbeck?
As the author delves deeper into the evidence he finds intriguing facts including doubts about dental evidence used to determine the ages of the skeletons found in the Tower of London, the fact that skeletons were abandoned for years in the Tower after discovery and details of two mysterious coffins buried at Winsor.
In addition, he highlights the key suspect that no historian seems to even contemplate could be responsible for the Princes disappearance.
Finally he gathers the suspects in one room to revel what he believes really happened. The question is, do you agree?
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By judith on 28-07-18
A balanced and thoughtful account of the brief reign of Richard iii . The main characters of that time are discussed, with the likelihood or otherwise of their involvement in the disappearance of Edward V and his brother, Richard. An intelligent and objective approach to a subject which has been distorted by Tudor historical propaganda, and enshrined Shakespeare's unpleasant defamatory play.
By K E Wilson on 20-05-15
Would you listen to Cold Case Reopened again? Why?
yes I will, lots of facts given in a very professional way
What did you like best about this story?
its clear precise dialogue
What does Guy Bethell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
he has a very clear and east to listen to voice
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
it was all very good
Any additional comments?
highly recommended to anybody interested in this mystery
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By Anonymous User on 22-08-18
Who Done It? (15th Century Style)
This book is a must listen. The author leads you through the case, right up to his revealing of the logical and obvious suspect. You will be surprised when the name is revealed. It is also the only possible suspect, once you have the facts. This is another book that I've listened to several times.
By T-Bill on 09-07-17
I have always been haunted by the disappearance of the princes. I first learned of it during a visit and tour of the Tower of London The beefeater all had an interesting response when I asked about the princess.
Now, listening to this book, I can put things into perspective: time line and names the involved.
The author does a great job presenting the facts and dissecting the plausibility as if working on a court case.
I finished in one sitting. Perfect length considering the topic