The list author says: "Shakespeare's Richard III was a villian. Josephine Tey's Richard III was kindly, innocent of the alleged crime of murder of his nephews. Even contemporary historians disagree. Was he villian or victim?"
"Tey took historians to task for not examining the mystery of the disappearance of the princes as any worthy detective would a crime - by examining the evidence. Tey is sympathetic toward Richard III and, perhaps, as equally biased as those who are unsympathetic."
"Gillingham's assessment of Richard III is in line with the traditionalist viewpoint. He does a good job of explaining what evidence is available and why he relies on it. The book is also a good study on the Wars of the Roses."
"According to THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITING, Townsend's book, which is also fiction, attempts to debunk the theories proposed by Josephine Tey in THE DAUGHTER OF TIME. In other words, it suggests that Richard is guilty."
"What if the princes in the tower lived? Such is the supposition behind this highly imaginative story, which takes place during the reign of Henry VIII. It centers around the family of Sir Thomas More."