“And it isn’t pretty safe to say there will be no more Sharpe books. I visited Stamford’s on my last visit to London and bought a slew of large-scale maps. But of what? That you’ll have to wait and find out.”
Thank you for the above. Absolutely delighted with that. And with my multiple purchases of the same story I hope I put a few quid your way.
Changing the subject from Sharpe (finally) Do you have a personal and definite opinion on who was responsible for the disappearance of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ or who gave the final orders? (sorry if you have no interest)
I finally got round to watching a Channel 4 documentary on the disappearance and I went from being 100% convinced that Richard 3rd gave the order
To being semi-convinced by historians arguing for Richard 3rd that there was no real motive on the basis that he’d been coronated whilst the princes were alive and therefore nobody could legally take his thrown away to Mr Starkey playing his last trump card at the end……They also mentioned the Archbishop who denounced the princes as being legitimate heirs based on bigamy because of the superstitious times they lived in would never have lied about the bigamy based on a genuine fear of burning in hell.
Apparently Henry 7th and his wife attended a trial of the man that Thomas More originally named as the man who killed the princes on the orders of Richard 3rd, spent pretty much all the trial time and further time where after he was sentenced he confessed in front of the King and Queen that he did do the deed and on the orders of Richard 3rd. Mr Starkey stated that this is not new evidence that there are several pieces of documented evidence that place the King and Queen at the trial etc in spite of only recently losing their eldest son.
That along with a reasonable amount of evidence that Richard was certainly capable of killing having killed people he once called allies or friends. And in a few cases he turned on those, without any real reason to suspect their loyalty to him.
This documentary ultimately left me from 100% certain to 95%:-) But if Hagman was pointing his baker in my direction and i had to give the 'correct answer' to whom i believed gave the order, i'd still say Richard the 3rd.
If their fate ever interested you, what are your views, if you don’t mind me asking?