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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 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.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752492056
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 125 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"With its new details and perspectives about Richard's last days and its use of original sources, this book will be an essential read for Ricardians and all interested in studying the Wars of the Roses, here accessible to them without being marred by hundreds of years of interpretations, rumors, and biases." --Library Journal
"Although this is a specialized work, the sun never sets on interest in British royalty, the Shakespearean Richard III in particular." --Booklist

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“The last days of Dick3”

A very dry read. I am having to read more interesting books interspersed with small doses of Rick 3 to stop me falling asleep. My wife is reading Phiippa Gregory,s "The kingmakers daughter" which, from her... More

Paperback edition
12th April 2013
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“great informative book”

For those people who watched the channel 4 TV Documentary or those who did not,this book tells the story of richard the third in an easy to understand way and ties in well with the TV programme.

Paperback edition
24th March 2013
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