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John Ashdown-Hill


About the Author:

John Ashdown-Hill is a historian, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society and the Centre Européen d’Études Bourguignonnes. He was Leader of Genealogical Research and Historical Advisor for the Looking for Richard Project and is the author of The Last Days of Richard III, the book that inspired the dig. John lives near Colchester in Essex.

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The Full Itinerary of Edward IV by John Ashdown-Hill

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Associated Blog Posts:

Dr. John Ashdown-Hill talks about his research regarding King Richard III

Published 23rd August 2011by C. Doart

Fit for a King: The Burial and Reburial of Richard III with John Ashdown-Hill

Published 4th February 2014 by Olga Hughes

History Salon: Life After Finding Richard III

Published 3rd September 2014 by Olga Hughes

The Dublin King with John Ashdown-Hill

Published 9th January 2015 by Olga Hughes


Associated Features:

Lambert Simnel: Richard III’s heir who 'had a stronger claim to the throne than Henry VII'

In 1486, a year after Henry VII had killed Richard III at the battle of Bosworth and seized the crown, a young man claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared, as if from nowhere, to oust the usurper and reclaim the throne for the legitimate royal family

Published Monday 23rd February 2015

 6 myths about Richard III

Since the discovery of his remains underneath a Leicester car park in 2012, Richard III has rarely been out of the news. With his reburial just days away, historian John Ashdown-Hill explores six common myths about the last Plantagenet king…

Sunday 22nd March 2015

(Myth 1: Richard was a murderer, Myth 2: Richard was a usurper, Myth 3: Richard aimed to marry his niece ,Myth 4: Richard slept at the Boar Inn in Leicester, Myth 5: Richard rode a white horse at Bosworth and Myth 6: Richard attended his last mass at Sutton Cheney Church)


  YouTube video posts:

John Ashdown-Hill - Richard III Society Leicester Conference - Grey Friars Dig Searching for Richard III from AmberleyPublishing on Vimeo.


John Ashdown-Hill - Essex Honorary Graduate from AmberleyPublishing on Vimeo.

John Ahsdown-Hill - 22 July 2014 Gallery Talk ('Analysing Richard III's Countenance') from AmberleyPublishing on Vimeo.


John Ashdown-Hill interview 9/1/2014 by BBC Radio Suffolk from AmberleyPublishing on Vimeo.



The Mythology of Richard III

‘This book is a godsend for Ricardians who want evidence to refute the perpetuation of myths about Richard and I heartily recommend it.’, 17th April 2015


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