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    DescriptionThe first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the archeology team and the historian whose book spurred her on The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated historians, readers and audiences familiar with Shakespeare's dastardly portrait of a hunchback monster of royalty 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 by the British as well as 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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    Title
    The King's Grave
    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
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 535 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250044105
    ISBN 10: 1250044103
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 942.046092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 942.046092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DA260 .L34 2013
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Press
    Publication date
    22 October 2013
    Author Information
    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 90 minute documentary about the search for King Richard with Channel Four / Darlow Smithson Productions was aired on 4th February 2013. She won the Richard III Society's Robert Hamblin Award in 2012. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. "The King's Grave" is her first book. MICHAEL JONES is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the British Commission for Military History and now works freelance as a writer and media presenter. He has written eight books, including "The King's Mother, "his highly-praised biography of Margaret Beaufort which was shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize, and "Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle," ""regarded as a seminal""work on Richard III and the battle of Bosworth." "He lives in England.
    Review quote
    "'The King's Grave' tells two remarkable stories in alternating chapters" - "Wall Street Journal""a solid, perceptive work that rights historical injustices" - "Publishers Weekly" "Exciting, engagingly narrated tale of the 'search to discover the real Richard III, ' ... Compelling throughout, this unlikely story of a three-week dig in an obscure car park is simultaneously informative and enchanting. Langley and Jones include extensive family trees and a helpful timeline. Ricardians rejoice!" - "Kirkus""" "the authors present two well-realized and complete narratives, both of which are accessbile and fresh. Taken together they form a popular history combining an intriguing mystery, the moving story of Langley's personal journey, and a revisionist portrait of Richard...This title will appeal to general readers with an level of interest in or knowledge of the time period or the historical figures within" - "Library Journal"