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  •  My take is that Richard concluded (6+ / 0-)

    that he would spend the entire protectorate fighting to maintain control and that once Edward came to his majority and assumed the crown that his, Richard's, life would be forfeit. It is my take that the 2 nephews were fully under the influence of Woodville clan of gold diggers that hated Richard III with a passion (the feeling was mutual).

    I think Richard III declared them bastards to save the country from the Woodville's and that... perhaps... he later had the boys killed because he frankly had no choice at that point.

    I think it is also possible that the Duke of Buckingham killed the boys with Richard permission as a realists favor to Richard... but also a favor to himself as there were very few potential male claimants to the throne left... and Buckingham, from the lowest line in the family tree, was quickly rising to the top with each death in the family.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:43:38 PM PST

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    •  Definitely the best of humanity on display (1+ / 0-)
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      mkor7

      Backstabbing, no sense of loyalty to family or anything else, no qualms about engaging in murder or whatever else to further their claims.  

      What a wonderful group of people, and their descendents are still hanging around, making fools of themselves, and living lives of luxury.  

      •  Actually the current lot (1+ / 0-)
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        would be a real stretch to be called descendants. This carpenter in Canada they compared the DNA to has a faaaaaar better claim to the throne if they go by blood descent.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:33:53 AM PST

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