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THE Richard III Society has complained about the Daily Mirror accusing King Richard of killing the princes in the Tower (Page 13, August 22) which they claim is based on the Shakespearean play rather than historical fact.

Prosecution case: Richard, when Protector, ordered Edward V and then his younger brother to be sent to the Tower. There is much evidence that he executed any challenger to his attempt to seize the crown. Sir James Tyrell is alleged to have confessed to getting his groom Dighton and a jailer, Forest, to smother the princes on the orders of Richard.

Defence Case: Richard was first accused of killing the princes by Sir Thomas More whose history was not written until the reign of Henry Tudor - who wanted to blacken Richard's name. This was where Shakespeare got his information. There was no earlier evidence, even, that Richard had a "crook-back" and withered arm.

Verdict: Guilty as charged.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2002
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