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The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA

The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA by John Ashdown-Hill
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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.
The History Press; January 2013
192 pages; ISBN 9780752498669
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Title: The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA
Author: John Ashdown-Hill
 
ISBNs
0752462504
9780752462509
9780752492056
9780752498669

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