White Tower and the Two Princes

White Tower and the Two Princes (HM27PL)

Location: London, England EC3N 4DR Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.475', W 0° 4.567'

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The skeletons of two boys were found hidden under this staircase, when a building protecting the entrance to the White Tower was demolished in 1674. Many people, including Charles II believed that they were the remains of two who disappeared in 1483. Their bones were re-buried in Westminster Abbey.
The disappearance and supposed murder of the two boys is one of the saddest mysteries of the Tower. The two princes Edward aged 12 and Richard aged 9 were the sons of King Edward IV. After the King's death, their uncle brought them to the Tower, declared them illegitimate and they were never seen alive again. Their uncle was crowned Richard III. ( the text is also presented in ten additional languages)
HM NumberHM27PL
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702899 N 5710363
Decimal Degrees51.50791667, -0.07611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.475', W 0° 4.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 28.5" N, 0° 4' 34.02" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4DR, GB
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