CHARACTERS: RICHARD CROFT
Name: Richard Croft
Profession: Archaeologist and anthropologist.
Biography: Lord Richard Croft, Lara's father, was tutored at Eton in antrhropology and archaeology. With the considerable wealth of the Croft family behind him, Richard spent his younger years mounting innumerable expeditions to historical sites world wide in an effort to support his unconventional hypothesis of a base culture that predated known history. Richard and his wife, Lady Amelia DeMornay, had Lara only a year after marrying. Nine years later, after Amelia disappeared in a plane crash, Richard sank further and further into obsession, consumed with discovering what had become of her. A few years later, he himself died while on a dig in Cambodia.