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The King's Grave: The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds - Philippa Langley, Michael Jones
The King's Grave: The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds
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The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the team and the historian whose book spurred her onThe mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians, readers and audiences familiar with Shakespeare’s dastardly portrait of a hunchback... show more
The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the team and the historian whose book spurred her onThe mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians, readers and audiences familiar with Shakespeare’s dastardly portrait of a hunchback monster for centuries.  Earlier this year, 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.  Phillipa Langley, head of The Richard III Society, spurred on by the work of the historian Michael Jones, led the team of who uncovered the remains, certain that she had found the bones of the monarch. When DNA verification later confirmed that the skeleton was, indeed, that of King Richard III, the discovery ranks among the great stories of passionate intuition and perseverance against the odds.  The news of the discovery of Richard’s remains has been widely reported worldwide and was front page news for both the New York Times and The Washington Post.  Many believe that now, with King Richard III’s skeleton in hand, historians will finally begin to understand what happened to him following the Battle of Bosworth Field (twenty miles or so from Leicester) and, ultimately, to know whether he was the hateful, unscrupulous monarch of Shakespeare’s drama or a much more benevolent king interested in the common man. Written in alternating chapters, with Richard’s 15th century life told by historian Michael Jones (author of the critically acclaimed Bosworth - 1485) contrasting with the 21st century eyewitness account of the search and discovery of the body by Philippa Langley, The King’s Grave will be both an extraordinary portrait of the last Plantagenet monarch and the inspiring story of the archaeological dig that finally brings the real King Richard III into the light of day.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250044105 (1250044103)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
3.0 The King's Grave -- Buried in history
Disclosure: I purchased the Kindle edition of this book at the then-current retail price. I do not know the authors, nor have I communicated with either of them regarding this book or any other matter. I am an author of contemporary and historical romance along with various (nefarious) non-fictio...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
2.5 A very schizophrenic look at the hunt for poor King Richard's bones
When I heard about this book, I was determined to read it. But before I delved into it, I watched the National Geographic special, and one of the talking heads, Philippa Langley, got on my nerves with her hovering and generally being an annoyance to everyone involved. But the name didn't really regi...
spinsterfun
spinsterfun rated it
2.5 Some people have all the luck
As a kid I was fascinated by buried treasure and morbid ghost stories. I read every book I could find about ancient mysteries and old diaries found in dusty attics. I guess you can say that The King's Grave, the true story of how Richard III's bones were discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, ...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
3.0 The King's Grave
Richard lll, the War of the Roses, the mysterious disappearances of the two princes in the tower, have long fascinated many , myself included. I was very excited to hear that they had found his bones under a municipal parking lot and wondered how it had come to pass that this is where his bones had ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5
bookshelves: published-2013, medieval5c-16c, nonfiction, e-book, plantagenet-1154-1485, archaeology, lifestyles-deathstyles, net-galley Read from September 11 to 16, 2013 ARC from NetGalley via ♥St. Martin's Press♥Blurbification: The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remai...
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