The Lost King: The Search for Richard III
The official inside story of the discovery of history's most contr0versial monarch.
On 22 August 1485, Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. Fifty years later, the king's grave was lost and Richard III's reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda.
Philippa Langley and Michael Jones trace the remarkable story of the search for the lost king, leading to the incredible moment when the 500-year-old mystery was solved by Philippa Langley as his remains were uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The Lost King is the astonishing true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took the country's most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England's history.
The Wallace Collection's most recent exhibition THE LOST KING: IMAGINING RICHARD III features the complete replica armour created for the forthcoming film The Lost King, the premise of which comes from this very book.