Digging for Richard III

The Search for the Lost King


The page-turning story of one of the most remarkable excavations of recent times: the discovery of the burial site of King Richard III in a council car-park


ISBN: 9780500292020 Category:

Mike Pitts


Take a cast of archaeologists and historians who inhabit different worlds. Add a medieval king who died in battle, and was revived by Shakespeare as the ultimate anti-hero. Throw in a forensic quest with almost unbelievable twists, and a theatrical modern burial with no parallel, and you have the material for an irresistible story for our times.

In the hands of a leading archaeologist and award-winning journalist, the search for a king’s grave becomes the entertaining, informed narrative that makes Digging for Richard III the must-read book on the most sensational archaeological find for generations.

Additional information

Weight 239 g
Dimensions 13.1 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 November 2015
Number of pages 246
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.1 x 19.7 cm
Weight 239 g


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Mike Pitts is an archaeologist and award-winning journalist. He has been the editor of Britain's leading archaeological magazine, British Archaeology, for over a decade.