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Danny Whitehead

I think Richard did it, It helped him to secure his claim to the throne and the times he lived in were such that a little judicial murder wouldn't be a problem if it helped him to keep the throne and stop it falling to the nasty Woodvilles...

Terry White

Why on earth is it so unlikely that the Princes died of natural causes? Luxurious the Tower may have been, but no-one's ever claimed it was sterile.
If one caught a disease then surely it was more than likely that the other would also; there's no suggestion of solitary confinement.
Our immediate reaction is then, "Why didn't Richard announce, 'Sad news. Teddy and little Dickon have passed away via smallpox...'?" That is a separate matter, but the fact remains that double natural causes is certainly possible.

The History of England

I have to say that a number of other people came to the same conclusion. It is possible I suppose; really really unlucky though. If they did I guess Richard thought no one would believe him...

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