The princes in the tower timeline

  • Apr 9, 1483

    King Edward dies

  • Apr 30, 1483

    Uncles Richard Duke of Gloucester and Lord rivers meet

  • May 4, 1483

    Richard and Prince Edward arrive in London

  • May 19, 1483

    Prince Edward is lodged in the royal apartments

  • Jun 16, 1483

    Both Princes are lodged in the royal apartments

  • Jun 17, 1483

    Evidence That King Edward already married

  • Jun 22, 1483

    Prince Edward coronation

  • Jun 22, 1483

    Ralph Shaw preaches sermon Princes declared illegitiment

  • Jun 25, 1483

    Parliament petitions Richard to the throne

  • Jul 6, 1483

    Richard becomes king

  • Sep 30, 1483

    Last sightings of the princes

    This is believed to be the last sightings of the princes
  • Dec 30, 1483

    Mancini's account published

    He is our only contemporary source from 1483
  • 1485

    The battle of Bosworth

    Richard the third in defeated in the battle of Bosworth by Henry Tudor who becomes Henry the seventh
  • 1486

    The Crowland Chronicle

    A source from 1486 but we don't know who wrote it
  • 1512

    Ploydore Vergil employed angilca Historia

    This was published in 1534
  • 1513

    Thomas More writes the history of Richard the thrid

    This is the first real biography of Richard the third. He is the one who portrays Richard as the murder of the boys.
  • Shakespeare writes Richard the third

  • Humans remains found under the steps to the whit tower

  • Medical experts assess remains