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Working on the theory that the Princes in the Tower disappeared but did not necessarily perish, there is some historical evidence that at least one of them survived. Let’s start with the ‘feigned boys’ that caused Henry VII so much trouble. In order for any of them to be able to threaten his position, it […]


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The two little Princes in the Tower disappeared five centuries ago – so what are they doing in our time? To find out, read: Synopsis: What happened to two young princes who disappeared from the Tower of London over five hundred years ago is still quite a mystery. A mystery Dane and Paige Marchand and […]


Despite being England’s “Mad King Harry”, the tragic Henry VI had his lucid moments. During one of them he founded Eton College. Originally known as “The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor”, the school gave free education to seventy boys from poor families. The following year Henry founded King’s College Cambridge, which […]


If you live in Canada, today is Family Literacy Day, a day ABC Life Literacy Canada created back in 1999 to encourage families to read, play, and learn together as a family. So if you’re Canadian – and even if you’re not – grab a book and share it with your children. Books written specifically […]


Kids love mysteries, especially about other kids, and history provides several. One of the most popular is the five-hundred-and thirty-year-old mystery of the two little Princes in the Tower. (At the end of this, admittedly lengthy, post kids have a chance to suggest a possible solution and win an e-copy of my middle-grade time-travel novel, […]


“He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.” The above saying has proven advantageous for several historical figures. You can introduce kids to this wise old adage by telling them about England’s merry monarch, Charles II, whose life wasn’t always merry. In 1646, civil war forced the teen-age heir to the English […]

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