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According to the BBC:”Distant relatives of Richard III have been granted permission for a judicial review of the decision to rebury the king’s remains in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance launched a legal challenge to the decision made by the Ministry of Justice in May. The group, including 15 of Richard III’s relatives, wants a York burial claiming it was King Richard’s wish.”

York Minster from the city wall

York Minster from the city wall

Vanessa Roe, of the Plantagenet Alliance, said: “It is well documented throughout the centuries that he wanted his remains to be buried in York, amongst his family.”

Of course the Leicester city mayor feels Richard belongs where he was found. My favorite quote in the article is his comment: “It is not surprising the courts want to rule on this as it’s not every day a king is found tucked away in a car park.” Italics mine.


I do think it makes far more sense than Leicester! What do you think?