Eleanor the secret queen
John Ashdown-Hill [http://www.johnashdownhill.com/] is the historian who discovered Richard III's mtDNA sequence in 2004. Together with his work for the BBC on the myth that Richard's body was thrown into a river, and his research on Richard's grave site, this provided the key data used by the LOOKING FOR RICHARD PROJECT [http://looking-for-richard.webs.com/] to find Richard III's remains in 2012.
John's latest book is THE THIRD PLANTAGENET, GEORGE, DUKE OF CLARENCE, RICHARD III's BROTHER - 'In Ashdown-Hill, George has finally found the champion he deserves'. THE MAIL ON SUNDAY.
John is also a co-author of the recently published FINDING RICHARD III - THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT, and he has just been awarded an honorary (second) doctorate by the University of Essex in recognition of the key role he played in the rediscovery of Richard III.