Edward and Richard: painting by Sir John Everett Millais, 1878
Again and again it was speculated whether Richard III. killed his nephews to gain the throne in 1483. That was never proven. But King Charles is said to be interested in solving the case.
SEver since the death of his mother, every step has been taken by King Charles III. then analyzed whether it is breaking new ground. So far, much has been based on speculation. Now a curator of the uninhabited royal palaces has made an offhand remark at a literary festival, suggesting that the king differed markedly from Elizabeth II in one of the most controversial episodes in English history.
In contrast to her, the historically interested son, who studied history, archeology and anthropology at Cambridge, is said to advocate an investigation to solve the mystery of the two missing sons of Edward IV “once and for all”. Edward, twelve years old, and his brother Richard, Duke of York, three years his junior, were the sons of King Edward IV, who died in April 1483. He had appointed his younger brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as guardian of the minor heir to the throne. Since then, the duke has been suspected of having arranged for his nephews to be murdered in order to become Richard III in July 1483. to ascend the throne unhindered.