Royal Tombs of Great Britain

Royal Tombs of Great Britain

by Aidan Dodson



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ISBN-13: 9780715633106
Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Aidan Dodson is Teaching Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Bristol.

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Henry_Berry More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly considering England's attachment to the monarchy, there has been no comprehensive guide to the royal tombs--until this one. Dodson locates all of the known tombs of Britain and Scotland's long line of kings and queens of the varied kingdoms before they were united into the one United Kingdom and after they were when there was a single line of monarchs. With this, he gives notes on the historical background of each monarch, including his or her burial, and on 'post-internment history,' which sometimes includes movement of the body to another resting place. Surveying the lives and burials of the numerous monarchs, 'Royal Tombs...' can also serve as a guidebook to the burial places. There's just enough material for the historian looking for basic information and for the curious tourist. A teaching fellow in archaeology and anthropology at the U. of Bristol, Dodson has written previous books on the pyramids and royal families of Egypt.