The Bones of a King

The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Archaeology & Prehistory
Hardback Published on: 27/03/2015
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Synopsis

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. The Bones 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 remainsThe most extensive and authoritative book written for non-specialists by the expert team who discovered and analysed the remains of Richard IIIFeatures more than 40 illustrations, maps and photographsBuilds 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 presentExplains 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 ateA behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting historical discoveries of our time

  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781118783146
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 553g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 18 mm

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