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The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard s last 150 days By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover a new Richard no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own agenda It also re examines the aftermath of Bosworth the treatment of Richard s body his burial and the construction of his tomb And there is a fascinating story of why, and how, Richard III s family tree was traced until a relative was found, alive and well, in Canada Now, with the discovery of Richard s skeleton at the Greyfriars Priory in Leicester, England, John Ashdown Hill explains how his book inspired the dig and completes Richard III s fascinating story, giving details of how Richard died, and how the DNA link to a living relative of the king allowed the royal body to be identified. New Read [ The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA ] author [ John Ashdown-Hill ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Richard III was King of England for only two years, but the story of his brief reign is a notorious one His suspected misdeeds, the most disturbing of which is the accusation that he murdered his young nephews in order to usurp the throne, were immortalized by Shakespeare He lost his crown and his life to Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 For obvious reasons, there wasn t much in the way of a ceremonious funeral, and the location of his gravesite was lost to history.Enter the Rich Richard III was King of England for only two years, but the story of his ...

  2. The idea of looking at the last days of Richard III s life as if the battle of Bosworth s outcome was unknown seems so obvious to me that I m wondering why it wasn t done before It s only a literary text that can plant portents and a sense of fatalism in Richard III s story as this book shows, he expected to win at Bosworth, and he was a man of considerable piety and courage The version of Richard III shown in Shakespeare s plays as elsewhere, of course is a part of the Tudor myth no sur The idea of looking at the last days of Richard III s life as if the battle of Bo...

  3. Although some of the Richard III Society people can veer off into the nutty, this is a useful corrective to the Shakespearean doomed Richard III, since actual records showed that he not only expected to win against the little Tudor invasion, h...

  4. I have just started reading the Kindle edition of The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA by John Ashdown Hill I don t often recommend a book until I finish it but this is a must read John has a lovely sense of humor and a dry style, but I m finding this book a page turner, nonetheless.In the case of books published by The History Press THP , I find the ebooks preferable to the print if for no other reason than THP uses really small type face, especially in their paperbacks Ano I have just started reading the Kindle edition of The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA by John Ashdown...

  5. An interesting account of the last few months of the life and reign of Richard III John Ashdown Hill makes the important point that although this time is generally regarded as unimportant except as the lead up to the battle of Bosworth, King Richard did not know he would be killed Although Henry Tudor was a threat, he probably didn t see him as a huge threatof a minor irritation Richard expected to defeat him and spent these months busily planning the rest of his life and his reign N An interesting account of the last few months of the life and reign of Richa...

  6. I have long followed the historical arguments surrounding the life, reign and death of Richard III I have always felt very uneasy that a, seemingly, competent soldier, pious and generous young prince, and devoted brother could have so changed, on the death of said brother, and turn into the monster portrayed by Shakespeare So many of the elements of his story, as left to us, have never added up to a whole there is a huge gap in the extant records which will probably never be filled John Ash I have long followed the historical arguments surrounding the life, reign and death of Richard III I have always felt very uneasy that a, seemingly, competent soldier, pious and generous young prince, and devoted brother could have so changed, on the death of said brother, and turn into the monster portrayed by Shakespeare So many of the elements of his story, as left to us, have never added up to a whole there is a huge gap in the extant records which will probably never be filled John Ashdown Hill s book is an attempt to help bridge that gap, but, in the main, whilst his research and work on the mitochondrial DNA sequ...

  7. This is only a fairly short book with a limited focus, but nevertheless I found it very interesting It s odd really, because opinion on the subject tends to be so polarised that it s easy to lose sight of a few simple facts and some of what Ashdown Hill presents here should really be so obvious For starters, for all the association of Bosworth with Richard III he didn t know it was going to happen and obviously didn t go in knowing that he was going to be defeated hindsight may be a great This is only a fairly short book with a limited focus, but nevertheless I found it ...

  8. John Ashdown Hill is a historian and member of the Royal Historical Society and the Richard III society With several non fiction books already to his credit, he brings close attention to bear upon the last eight months of the King s life As a Ricardian since my 60 s teens, I felt the author s insights as important as his research For instance, we know how the king s story ends, but it s wrong to let that knowledge color how we imagine his last months We are given permission to forget Bosw John Ashdown Hill is a historian and member of the Royal Historical Society and the Richard III society With several non fiction books already to his credit, he brings close attention to bear upon the last eight months of the King s life As a Ricardian since my 60 s teens, I felt the author s insights as important as his research For instance, we know how the ki...

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  10. Gi prima che il caro estinto venisse ritrovato sotto un parcheggio di Leicester a settembre dell anno scorso, John Ashdown Hill aveva fatto una serie di importanti ricerche da tempo aveva iniziato una ricostruzione della linea di ascendenza e discendenza della madre di Riccardo III, Cecily Neville, partendo da Catherine Swynford e arrivando fino alla signora Joy Ibsen in Canada Aveva anche identificato il luogo preciso in cui doveva trovarsi il coro considerato il punto pi probabile della Gi prima che il caro estinto venisse ritrovato sotto un parcheggio di Leicester a settembre dell anno scors...