The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richardâ€™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 Richardâ€™s body; his burial; and the construction of his tomb. And there is the fascinating story of why, and how, Richard IIIâ€™s family tree was traced until a relative was found, alive and well, in Canada. Now, with the discovery of Richardâ€™s skeleton at the Greyfrairs Priory in Leicester, England, John Ashdown-Hill explains how his book inspired the dig and completes Richard IIIâ€™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.