Henry VII and the Tower of London: the context of the ‘confession’ of Sir James Tyrell in 1502

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The recent development of studies of the itineraries of English monarchs has enhanced understanding of a range of aspects of their kingship, as well as of the road and river transport network. In the case of Henry VII, study of the king’s movements allows for a better understanding of his preferences between his residences in and near his capital, and the reasons for these choices. It also sheds light on a particularly controversial episode, the alleged confession by Sir James Tyrell in the Tower of London in 1502 of responsibility for the murders of the ‘princes in the Tower’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalHistorical Research
Issue number276
Early online date20 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2024

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