The fate of King Edward V and his younger brother, Richard, Duke of York, known as the Princes in the Tower, remains a historical enigma. After their father's death in 1483, the boys were confined to the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who subsequently became King Richard III. The circumstances surrounding their disappearance and presumed deaths have been the subject of much speculation and debate. While some believe that Richard III ordered their execution, there is no definitive evidence to support this claim. The most common theory is that the princes were murdered by Sir James Tyrell, acting on Richard's orders, but other theories suggest that they were killed by Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, or that they survived and escaped from the Tower. The mystery of the Princes in the Tower continues to fascinate historians and the public alike.
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