The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA : The Book That Inspired the Dig, Paperback Book

The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA : The Book That Inspired the Dig Paperback

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The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard's last 150 days.

By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover a new Richard: no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own agenda. It also re-examines the aftermath of Bosworth: the treatment of Richard's body; his burial; and the construction of his tomb. And there is the fascinating story of why, and how, Richard III's family tree was traced until a relative was found, alive and well, in Canada. Now, with the discovery of Richard's skeleton at the Greyfrairs Priory in Leicester, England, John Ashdown-Hill explains how his book inspired the dig and completes Richard III's fascinating story, giving details of how Richard died, and how the DNA link to a living relative of the king allowed the royal body to be identified.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 40 Illustrations, black and white; 16 Plates, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780752492056

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