Honors Program

[Honors-in-Discipline (Choose below)], Honors in History

Date of Award

5-2016

Thesis Professor(s)

John Rankin

Thesis Professor Department

History

Thesis Reader(s)

Brian Maxson, William Duncan

Abstract

Because it signified the violent transition from the Plantagenet to Tudor dynasty, the death of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth’s Field was a monumental event. After five centuries, his skeleton was rediscovered by an archaeological team at a site, formerly the location of the Greyfriars Priory Church. The presentation uses the forensic evidence to examine the extent to which the perceived image of Richard III is the result of Tudor propaganda.

Publisher

East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.