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The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig by John Ashdown Hill Online



The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig

The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig

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  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


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 tre 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 a 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 Greyfriars 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


Author John Ashdown Hill

Louis John Frederick Ashdown Hill MBE FSA 5 April 1949 18 May 2018 , commonly known as John Ashdown Hill, was an independent historian and author of books on late medieval English history with a focus on the House of York and Richard III of England Ashdown Hill died 18 May 2018 of motor neurone disease.




The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig Reviews (31)

  • Richard III was King of England for only two years, but the story of his brief reign is a notorious one His suspected misdeeds, the most disturbing of which is the accusation that he murdered his young nephews in order to usurp the throne, were immortalized by Shakespeare He lost his crown and his l [..]

  • The idea of looking at the last days of Richard III s life as if the battle of Bosworth s outcome was unknown seems so obvious to me that I m wondering why it wasn t done before It s only a literary text that can plant portents and a sense of fatalism in Richard III s story as this book shows, he ex [..]

  • Although some of the Richard III Society people can veer off into the nutty, this is a useful corrective to the Shakespearean doomed Richard III, since actual records showed that he not only expected to win against the little Tudor invasion, he was actively pursuing a Portuguese marriage, installing [..]

  • I have just started reading the Kindle edition of The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA by John Ashdown Hill I don t often recommend a book until I finish it but this is a must read John has a lovely sense of humor and a dry style, but I m finding this book a page turner, nonet [..]

  • An interesting account of the last few months of the life and reign of Richard III John Ashdown Hill makes the important point that although this time is generally regarded as unimportant except as the lead up to the battle of Bosworth, King Richard did not know he would be killed Although Henry Tud [..]

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