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Tower of London

Some time after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and before the end of the 11th century, the Tower of London was built. For the 800-ish years, it used as a prison to house some of the most famous figures in English history.

I’m not even going to attempt to write about the Tower’s long and distinguished history. However, back in my osteology days, I attended an American Academy of Forensic Sciences talk given by two who had examined the 1933 photographs of two sets of bones found during a 1674 construction. These two thought that the bones *possibly* belonged to the Princes in the Tower.

It’s really difficult to get conclusive information from the skeletons of children, let alone pictures (osteology was very tactile for me). The mystery may never be solved; however, if the bodies were interred in Westminster Abbey, it sounds to me like minds have already been made up.

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