The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig Paperback – 1 Feb 2013
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"["The Last Days of Richard "III"] "should prove of interest to anyone who wants to go deeper into this watershed moment in English history." --The Historical Novels Review
About the Author
John Ashdown-Hill is an historian and member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists and the Richard III Society. He writes numerous articles for The Ricardian and is the author of Eleanor, the Secret Queen, Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn' and Royal Marriage Secrets.
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Top Customer Reviews
John Ashdown-Hill writes of Richard's last 150 days refreshingly without hindsight, of a religious man who believed in his right to be king, a man who was confident of victory against Henry Tudor and a man looking to the future after the recent deaths of his son and wife. The initial eight chapters covering the last 150 days are compulsory reading for both novices and those well read in Ricardian history.
The remainder discusses the whereabouts of Richard's body, tracing Richard's DNA to the present to aid this. Where is Richard buried is of course still an important unanswered question, but I did find this chapter a little too detailed and scientific for my liking.
Thank you John. You have helped me escape the Tudors!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My own brother,who is a real historian once said to me.Richard III......a loser who was king for 2 years or so back
in the 1480s.....didn't you read Shakespeare? Read more
Enjoyed it very much. Very interesting with new information.
It must have been revised since it was first published before Richard's grave had been discovered. Read more
If you a Ricardian like me, you will find this book fascinating.... good read.Published 2 months ago by Ms L. Van Clute
Nothing wrong with the content - my problem is with THE SIZE OF THE TEXT. It is so small, I find it very difficult to read. This seems to be a growing trend with academic books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rupertthecat
Factual book form one of the people involved n unearthing his bones in that car park. Fascinating read, a "must" for all fans of this period in history.Published 5 months ago by Sharon Dunwoodie
Another brilliant contribution by John Ashdown-Hill who merges historical fact so well with human insight. Brings this most understood and controversial king back to life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Grainne
This is an excellent account of what the title says, Richard III from a different angle than usual. The author's style is easy to read yet obviously scholarly, the chapters are... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mrs G
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