Twelve Years ago, Prospero was the Duke of Milan and loved by all of the people.
12 Years Ago...
Miranda (3yrs old)
Prospero decides to take a small leave in order to go study the liberal arts. Prospero asks his brother Antonio to take over as the Duke of Milan.
While his brother is away, Antonio makes many changes to the government, and begins to call himself the true Duke of Milan. He begins to conspire with Prospero's enemy, the King of Naples, about removing Prospero from his positon for good.
King of Naples
At midnight, Prospero and Miranda were kidnapped by soldiers, and were taken to the dock. As they were taken, Prospero and Miranda cried.
Prospero and Miranda were taken to the docks and put on a ship that was not fit to set sail. Antonio did not kill them because Prospero was a beloved duke to the people, and assumed he'd die at sea.
With the help of Gonzalo, Prospero and Miranda arrived at an island safely. Gonzalo delivered goods to the ship to help Miranda and Prospero survive their journey.