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    DescriptionOn 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.


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    Title
    The King's Grave (Library Edition)
    Subtitle
    The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippa Langley, By (author) Michael Jones, Narrator Corrie James
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452647371
    ISBN 10: 1452647372
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 942.04/6092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA260 .L34 2013B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Michael Jones is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the British Commission for Military History. He is the author of several books, including "Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle" and "The King's Mother," which was shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize. Philippa Langley is a screenwriter and producer who inaugurated and led the successful archaeological search to locate King Richard III's grave in Leicester. Her project became the basis for the acclaimed TV documentary "The King in the Car Park." Philippa is the secretary of the Scottish branch of the Richard III Society. Corrie James has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in theater, radio, and audiobooks. Her audiobooks include "The Companion of Lady Holmeshire" by Debra Brown and "Remember Me" by Trezza Azzopardi.
    Review quote
    "A solid, perceptive work that rights historical injustices." ---Publishers Weekly