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War of the Roses August 16, 2013

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Richard III was defeated and slain in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, which has traditionally marked the terminus of the Mediæval period for England. There are currently plans to inter him in Leicester near where he died, but the Plantagenet Alliance is seeking to stop that and inter him in York, which is a city which Richard III always had a close connection with as he was of the House of York. It appears that a legal battle may be forthcoming over where he shall be buried. The Yorkists are adamant that Richard would want to be interred in northern England. But others want him buried near where his body was found.


Richard III shall have a burial fit for a king July 18, 2013

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“He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king.

British officials say they will spend US$1.5 million interring the 15th-century ruler, whose skeleton was found earlier this year beneath a parking lot in the central England city of Leicester.

Officials at Leicester Cathedral said Thursday that Richard will be buried “with honour beneath a raised tomb within a specially created area in the cathedral.” The plans also include a new floor and a stained glass window.

His remains are due to be reburied next year.”


I am a little disappointed that he shall not be interred in York, which he had very close connections with, which is not true of Leicester. For those interested the Richard III Society has additional information regarding  the tomb and the reign of Richard III.