This is a series of articles dealing with the British nobility beginning with William the Conqueror in 1066 and ending with Henry VIII circa 1530. The information within has been compiled from multiple resources and a bibliography will follow the completed work. Beginning with the Normans, the Plantagenets, the Lancasters, the Yorks, and then finally, the Tudors.
Edward V: Little is known about Henry V or his younger brother Henry as their father shielded them from public life. Acceding to the throne in 1483, he ruled for about 2 months in relative seclusion in the Tower of London, which was an official residence of the Crown at that time. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, through legal maneuverings and trickery, had the young King and his brother declared illegitimate. Parliament agreed to name (as if you had to wonder) Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as King. The two boys soon disappeared. The disappearance was highly debated as work of either the Duke or the Duke's enemies, which would have had the effect of casting doubt on his motives and ability to rule). The skeletons of 2 young boys were found buried about 10 feet under a stone staircase and when early pathologists determined that the skeletons were the same age as the young princes, the remains were re-buried in Westminster Abbey.