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The Dublin King

The True Story of Edward, Earl of Warwick, Lambert Simnel and the 'Princes in the Tower'



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Was Lambert Simnel an impostor or a Yorkist prince? And can DNA evidence offer a clue to his legitimacy? A year after Richard III's death, a boy claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared as if from nowhere. He said he was Richard III's heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy was crowned in Dublin Cathedral, despite the Tudor government insisting that his real name was Lambert Simnel and that he was a mere pretender to the throne. Now, in The Dublin King, author and historian John Ashdown-Hill questions that official view. Using new discoveries, little-known evidence and insight, he seeks the truth behind the 500-year-old story of the boy-king crowned in Dublin. He also presents a link between Lambert Simnel's story and that of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Richard III. On the way, the book sheds new light on the fate of the Princes in the Tower, before raising the possibility of using DNA to clarify the identity of key characters in the story and their relationships. AUTHOR: John Ashdownhill is a freelance historian with a PhD in history. A Channel Four documentary, based upon AshdownHill's DNA research and his History Press book The Last Days of Richard III, was screened in 2012, and AshdownHill has been heavily involved in the DNA testing of Richard III's remains. He has had numerous historical research articles published and has written Eleanor, the Secret Queen, Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn', The Last Days of Richard III and Royal Marriage Secrets (all THP), and The Third Plantagenet (THP, 2014). SELLING POINTS: Revised paperback edition Seeks the truth behind a 500year old mystery Features totally unique and unpublished information relating to Simnel and his claim to the throne New information about the fate of the Princes in the Tower 32 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9780750969864

ISBN 9780750969864
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 304
Publisher The History Press Ltd