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British Royal Tombs

By (author) Aidan Dodson


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  • The classic guide to all burials of the kings, queens and lords protector of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom, with photographs, drawings and detailed appendices
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Aidan Dodson’s British Royal Tombs covers all the burials of the kings, queens (and lords protector) of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom, from the occupant of the great Sutton Hoo ship burial, to George VI, last Emperor of India, including of course the long-lost Richard III. This fully revised edition of a book that became an immediate classic of its kind will be equally interesting to the interested visitor and the student. The career of each ruler is briefly described, followed by what is known about his or her burial arrangements and the subsequent history of the tomb and its contents. Each tomb is illustrated as far as possible by at least one photograph or drawing. The posthumous fate of royal spouses is also included, together with information on each of the cathedrals, churches, chapels and other structures that house or once housed royal tombs; there are detailed diagrams for the major sites. A list of monarchs, family trees and an extensive bibliography complete the book.

About the Author

Dr Aidan Dodson studied archaeology at Durham, Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol, where he has taught since 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003, was Simpson Professor at the American University in Cairo for the spring of 2013 and is the author of 17 books and over 400 articles and reviews.

Pallas Athene
13th Mar 2023
Paperback / softback
197 mm x 115 mm
256 Pages
160 color
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