The Resource The king's grave : the search for Richard III, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley

The king's grave : the search for Richard III, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley

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The king's grave : the search for Richard III
Title
The king's grave
Title remainder
the search for Richard III
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jones, Philippa Langley
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Language
eng
Summary
The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard's body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, the king's grave was lost - its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar - and Richard III's reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda. Its culmination was Shakespeare's compelling portrayal of a deformed and murderous villain, written over a hundred years after Richard's death. Now - in an incredible find - Richard III's remains have been uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The King's Grave traces this remarkable journey. In alternate chapters, Philippa Langley, whose years of research and belief that she would find Richard in this exact spot inspired the project, reveals the inside story of the search for the king's grave, and historian Michael Jones tells of Richard's fifteenth-century life and death. The result is a compelling portrayal of one of our greatest archaeological discoveries, allowing a complete re-evaluation of our most controversial monarch - one that discards the distortions of later Tudor histories and puts the man firmly back into the context of his times
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
942.046092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The king's grave : the search for Richard III, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley
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The king's grave : the search for Richard III, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879400793
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
xxvii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848548930
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2361422
  • (OCoLC)879400793

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