Limited Edition LE 27
The Princes in the Tower
Limited to 1000 sets - Issued in 1987
Once vilified as an evil monarch, King Richard is no longer regarded as the wicked hunchbacked child murderer portrayed by William Shakespeare. Instead, he is now seen as an exemplary ruler, who received a lot of bad publicity at the hands of his enemies.
Along with his brother Richard, the boy king Edward V was believed to have been smothered in the summer of 1483, possibly on the orders of his uncle, Richard III, because of his greater claim to the throne.
Richard, Duke of York and his brother were the sons of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Historians now suspect that the order for the princes’ murder was given by Henry Tudor, (later Henry VII)
The complete set consisted of the following three dolls :
- P/1031 - King Richard III
- P/1032 - Boy King Edward V
- P/1033 - Boy Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
The set of three dolls was supplied with a numbered certificate of authenticity
The slideshow below displays the entire "Princes in the Tower" doll collection
The doll pictures will auto run as a slide show in the window above.
Press F5 (function key 5 on your keyboard), to re-start the slide show.
Alternatively, you may control the slideshow manually – follow the steps below :
- Place the cursor at the bottom of the window to access thumbnail and navigation control bar
- Click on the “?” (question mark) symbol (bottom left hand side of the control bar) for a detailed explanation of the controls
- See a full screen slideshow by clicking on the “Square with Arrow” symbol (2nd from right on the control bar)
- Use the keyboard arrow keys to move forward and back through the slideshow, as desired
- Use the “ESC” key to leave full screen mode