Saturday, 18 June 2016

1483: Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire

Three Castles: 

Thomas Vaughan's Story Chapter Ten



Did Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III intend that Thomas Vaughan, Anthony, Lord Rivers and Richard Grey die?  

I don’t believe he did.

There are those who believe that Vaughan, Rivers and Grey were not granted a trial and were murdered on a direct order of Gloucester.

The Crowland Chronicler writes an account of their arrest as 


“Immediately after, this circumstance being not yet known in the neighbouring town, where the king was understood to be, they suddenly rushed into the place where the youthful king was staying, and in like manner made prisoners of certain others of his servants who were in attendance on his person. One of these was Thomas Vaughan, an aged knight and chamberlain of the prince before-named.”

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