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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. TheBones of a King presents the official behind-the-scenes story of the Grey Friars dig from the team of specialists who discovered and identified his remains

  • The most extensive and authoritative book written for non-specialists by the expert team who discovered and analysed the remains of Richard III
  • Features more than 40 illustrations, maps and photographs
  • 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
  • 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
  • A behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting historical discoveries of our time

Keywords:

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

, European Archaeology, Archaeological Methods & Theory, European Archaeology, Archaeological Methods & Theory
Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
232 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118783238
Printed ISBN
9781118783146

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