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The King's Grave

The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds
Langley, Philippa (Book - 2013 )
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The King's Grave


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The head of The Richard III Society recounts the search that led to the unearthing of the last Plantagenet monarch's remains--a discovery that sheds light on what happened to the king following the Battle of Bosworth Field. The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians for centuries. In 2013, the remains of a man with a curving spine, who possible was killed in battle, were discovered underneath the paving of a parking lot in Leicester, England. Langley led the team of who uncovered the remains, certain that she had found the bones of the monarch. DNA verification later confirmed that the skeleton was, indeed, that of King Richard III. Langley and Jones provides a portrait of the last Plantagenet monarch-- and the story of the archaeological dig that finally brought him into the light of day.
Authors: Langley, Philippa
Title: The king's grave
the discovery of Richard III's lost burial place and the clues it holds
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: xxvii, 288 pages :,illustrations (color), maps, genealogical tables ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The road to the dig
The great debate
So it begins
Yearning for a noble cause : Richard's early career
The discovery of the church and the location of the nave
Seizing the throne
The discovery of the skeletal remains
Richard as king
The identification of the remains
Bosworth
The man behind the myth
The man and his times.
Summary: [The head of The Richard III Society recounts the search that led to the unearthing of the last Plantagenet monarch's remains--a discovery that sheds light on what happened to the king following the Battle of Bosworth Field., The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians for centuries. In 2013, the remains of a man with a curving spine, who possible was killed in battle, were discovered underneath the paving of a parking lot in Leicester, England. Langley led the team of who uncovered the remains, certain that she had found the bones of the monarch. DNA verification later confirmed that the skeleton was, indeed, that of King Richard III. Langley and Jones provides a portrait of the last Plantagenet monarch-- and the story of the archaeological dig that finally brought him into the light of day.]
Local Note: 1 15 29 53 74 76 80 109 118 152 172 173 210 211 244
Additional Contributors: Jones, Michael K.
ISBN: 9781250044105
1250044103
9781466842700
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This book is more about the author than about history. She is only a screenwriter and a secretary and has no schooling yet she ran the dig to find the grave of Richard III. She used a backhoe to dig for the grave (the leg bone was smashed) and a mattock to find the skull (the mattock was driven straight into the skull and the skull was cracked) So much damage! She only liked evidence that fit what she wanted and walked away from anything else. The last battle at Bosworth was very interesting, also Richard's life as she saw it. Will have to read more about the King to form a better idea about Richard. Did he or didn't he kill the two children in the tower?

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