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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 and finally solve this 500-year-old mystery? 
 
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 D
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by The History Press (first published January 15th 2015)
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MeriBeth
Jun 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
John Ashdown-Hill's latest book, The Dublin King: The True Story of Edward Earl of Warwick, Lambert Simnel and the 'Princes in the Tower', has both good and bad points to it. On the whole it is a well-written book presenting an interesting theory as to what really happened in 1483 to Edward V and Richard of York, commonly known as the Princes in the Tower; however, a detailed reading of the bibliography at the end of the text all but screams the flaws of the book to the academic reader. It is ve ...more
Tomi
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This isn't the "true story" of anything - it's all just conjecture! The author uses "we may assume" or "it seems" over and over and proves nothing. It would have also been easier to read if he had translated (? Summarized?) things written in Medieval English...or at least modernized the spelling. I'm not even sure whose story he was telling.
At least, when somebody writes 21st century history, there will be enough different names to know who's who...
Linda Humberstone
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A very interesting book that brings new light not only on the subject of the Princes in the Tower but also that of Edward Earl of Warwick who was imprisoned by Henry 7th. The mystery focuses on whether he was at an early age spirited out of the country by his father the Duke of Clarence and later crowned in Dublin as Edward 6th. This then made the imprisoned child a substitute who unfortunately was later executed. If only there is some written evidence somewhere from Margaret of Mechelen that ve ...more
Éowyn
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was pleased to learn recently that John Ashdown-Hill is due to be honoured by the Queen - I can't think of anyone who has contributed so much to our understanding of late medieval history or is capable or writing in such a clear and rational style.

This book deals with what is known of The Dublin King - probably what most of us might think of from our school history as 'Lambert Simnel'. There are no easy or clear answers here, but anyone with even a rudimentary understanding must wonder why a g
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Louis John Frederick Ashdown-Hill MBE FSA (5 April 1949 – 18 May 2018), commonly known as John Ashdown-Hill, was an independent historian and author of books on late medieval English history with a focus on the House of York and Richard III of England. Ashdown-Hill died 18 May 2018 of motor neurone disease.