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Crime History: Knight beheaded for murder of Princes in Tower

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On this day, May 6, in 1502, Sir James Tyrrell was beheaded after supposedly confessing to the murders of the Princes in the Tower. In 1483, the princes, Edward V of England and his brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, were sent to live in the Tower of London, a royal residence at the time. The boys, ages 12 and 9, were a threat to their uncle Richard III's hold on the monarchy,...

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