Richard III’s Family Descendants Lose Battle over Reburial in Leicester

Descendants of the family of Richard III, the last king of England to die on a battlefield, have lost a legal battle over where his recently discovered remains should be reinterred.

Three high court judges ruled that the twisted and traumatised skeleton found under a council car park should remain in Leicester, and said it was “time for King Richard III to be given a dignified reburial, and finally laid to rest”. The judges rejected the claim of distant relatives from the Plantagenet Alliance that justice secretary Chris Grayling was under a legal duty to set up a wide-ranging consultation over the reburial site.

Details may be found in an article by Caroline Davies in The Guardian web site at

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