Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Princes in the Tower: The French Version

Julianne Douglas reports.
Those familiar with English history know the story of the Princes in the Tower--Edward V and Richard, Duke of York, the young sons of King Edward IV, who, after the death of their father in 1483, were imprisoned in the Tower of London and never seen again. The same history buffs might not, however, realize that France had its own version of imprisoned princes--François and Henri, the two young sons of François I, who were handed over to Charles V as ransom for their father and spent four years in miserable captivity in Spain.

1 comment:

Passages to the Past said...

I did not know that, thank you...I'm off to read the post!