High Court to Rule on Reburial of Richard III

(Written by Emma McFarnon, HistoryExtra.com, November 25, 2013)

Richard III skeleton in Leicester

Richard III skeleton, Leicester

A group of Richard III’s distant relatives campaigning to see the former king reburied in York will tomorrow take their fight to the High Court in London.

The Plantagenet Alliance Limited, made up of 15 of the king’s distant relatives, will attend a judicial review examining the decisions authorising the exhuming and reinterring of the monarch’s remains in Leicester.

Richard’s skeleton was discovered underneath a Leicester council car park last September, 527 years after he was killed at the battle of Bosworth. The remains were in February identified as those of the last Plantagenet king.

As an organisation closely involved in the discovery, the University of Leicester holds a Ministry of Justice ‘section 25 licence’ that allows it to decide where the remains are reinterred. The university decided upon Leicester Cathedral.

Read the full article here.

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