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The Princes in the Tower – Should the Urn be Opened?

Date and Time
16 March 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free (booking required)

Join Chief Curator Lucy Worsley as she explores one of the most famous unsolved historical mysteries, the story of the young Princes in the Tower. Lucy will be joined by Historic Royal Palaces Research Manager Laura Tompkins and Turi King, Professor of Public Engagement and Genetics at the University of Leicester, for this one-hour talk, which will explore the significance of the seventeenth-century urn housed at Westminster Abbey containing the bones of two children.

Traditionally believed to be the remains of the two Princes who mysteriously disappeared from the Tower of London, the panel consider whether the urn should ever be opened for use of modern scientific techniques, and what light this might shed on the alleged role of King Richard III in their disappearance. Join the debate to find out more…

Event organised by Historic Royal Palaces.

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