Ashdown-Hill recounts through some deft research what happened to Richard’s body and where and how he was buried. Through another piece of detective work, he actually tracks down, with the help of DNA samples, Richard’s line down to the 21st century. This use of the DNA sample could open doors to locating descendants of other royal lines considered to be extinct, maybe even the Stuart line.
This book embodies exemplary research and analysis of documents. It presents a complex subject with great lucidity.