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

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History Press, 16 հնվ, 2013 թ. - 224 էջ
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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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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

I read the 2013 revised version of this tome, which is updated to include the discovery of Richard III's body in Leicester in 2012. Info from the first edition led to the car park being dug up and ... Read full review

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This book is a bit of a curate's egg for me. The tracking down of Richard's mitochondrial DNA through the female line to a lady living in Canada, in order to establish the authenticity of the ... Read full review

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John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes. He is the author of Eleanor the Secret Queen and Richard III’s 'Beloved Cousyn.'

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