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The King's Grave - The Search for Richard III (Electronic book text, Digital original)
The King's Grave - The Search for Richard III (Electronic book text, Digital original): Philippa Langley, Michael Jones
The King's Grave - The Search for Richard III (Electronic book text, Digital original): Philippa Langley, Michael Jones

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Philippa Langley, Michael Jones

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Now with a new chapter. The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard's body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, the king's grave was lost - its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar and Richard III's reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda. Its culmination was Shakespeare's compelling portrayal of a deformed and murderous villain, written over a hundred years after Richard's death. Now - in an incredible find - Richard III's remains have been uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The King's Grave traces this remarkable journey. In alternate chapters, Philippa Langley, whose years of research and belief that she would find Richard in this exact spot inspired the project, reveals the inside story of the search for the king's grave, and historian Michael Jones tells of Richard's fifteenth-century life and death. The result is a compelling portrayal of one of our greatest archaeological discoveries, allowing a complete re-evaluation of our most controversial monarch - one that discards the distortions of later Tudor histories and puts the man firmly back into the context of his times.

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Imprint: John Murray Learning
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Philippa Langley • Michael Jones
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 320
Edition: Digital original
ISBN-13: 978-1-84854-892-3
Barcode: 9781848548923
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > 500 to 1500
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LSN: 1-84854-892-3

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