Scotland Yard inspector Grant is lying in his bed in a London hospital. He will spend his time trying to understand why King Richard III is presented as the murderer of his two nephews by all the history books while there are no clues incriminating him. Helped by a young American student who's charged by Grant to consult for him books and letters from the XVth and the XVIth century, Grant will discover that Richard had in fact no good reason at all to kill King Edward's sons. He wants to find out who really did it.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler
Josephine Tey (1897-1952), through the mind of her fictional Inspector Grant, re-opens the historical case of King Richard III, and his presumed act to gain the throne of England by murdering his two nephews. The question is not a new one, and Ms. Tey was not the first to offer what Grant renders as his conclusion; however, the novel covers considerable historical ground in less than 200 pages and makes a compelling argument. Of special note is that many historians don't regard Josephine Tey's implication with too much seriousness, but almost all modern historians at least mention her when discussing England in 1483.
This report prepared by Michael S. Casteel