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British Royal Tombs
British Royal Tombs

British Royal Tombs


262 Pages, 4.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781843681182

Rights: US & CA

Pallas Athene (Oct 2016)

Price: $29.95


A primer for interested visitors and students, on UK royal tombs

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. 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

Author Biography

Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol. 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, including The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt and The Tomb in Ancient Egypt.