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Foxhall, Lin

The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered

Foxhall, Lin - The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered, ebook

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The dramatic story of Richard III, England's last medieval king, captured the world's attention when an archaeological team led by the University of Leicester identified his remains in February 2013. Bones of a King presents the official behind-the-scenes story of the Grey Friars dig based on the research of the specialists directly involved in the discovery.

 

  • A behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting historical discoveries of our time
  • Features numerous photographs of the dig as well as the king's remains
  • Explains the scientific evidence behind his identification, including DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they reveal about his life, his health and even the food he ate
  • Builds an expansive view of Richard's life, death and burial, as well as accounts of the treatment of his body prior to burial, and his legacy in the public imagination from the time of his death to the present
  • The most extensive and authoritative  book written for non-specialists by the team who discovered Richard III

Keywords: British Medieval History,

Richard III, archaeological dig, Greyfriars church, Leicester car park, scoliosis, medieval royalty, burial places, soil samples, stable isotopes, radiocarbon dating, oral pathology,  , DNA retrieval, DNA sequencing, spinal curvature, crookback, osteological analysis, Battle of Bosworth, the Princes in the Tower, formal identification, University of Leicester, fifteenth century England, fifteenth century history, Tudor propaganda, parking lot

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
232 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118783238
Printed ISBN
9781118783146

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