Richard III faced accusations of murdering his nephews

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Royal historians have long believed that Richard III actually killed or had his two nephews killed after their father, Edward IV, died.

Richard is thought to have locked 12-year-old Edward V and his brother, 9-year-old Richard, Duke of York, away in a tower. When and how the boys died has never been proven, and rumors that either the king himself murdered them, or his servant, Sir James Tyrell, did it, remain unconfirmed.

The boys’ remains were found buried in the tower in 1674. Requests were made over the years to analyze an urn containing their remains, but those requests were shot down by the queen.