Definition of Princes in the Tower in English:

Princes in the Tower

proper noun

  • The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (1470–?) and Richard, Duke of York (1472–?), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483. They were taken to the Tower of London by their uncle (the future Richard III) and are generally assumed to have been murdered, but whether at the instigation of Richard III or of another is not known; two skeletons discovered in 1674 are thought to have been those of the princes.