Court battle over where to bury Richard III begins

Court battle over where to bury Richard III begins

March 13 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Justice, Leicester University and Leicester City Council want the remains of King Richard III entombed at Leicester Cathedral.
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British High Court delays legal fight over burial place of Richard III

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Britain's High Court postponed action on King Richard III's burial place Tuesday, ruling the Plantagenet Alliance has the right to a judicial review.

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Skeleton of King Richard III shows evidence of roundworm infestation

Skeleton of King Richard III shows evidence of roundworm infestation

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Analysis of the skeleton of Britain's King Richard III shows the 15th century ruler suffered from roundworm, an intestinal parasite, researchers say.

Canadian relative says Richard III should stay in Leicester

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Canadian cabinetmaker whose DNA was used to identify the skeleton of King Richard III of England says his remote relative should be buried in Leicester.

Bones thought to be King Alfred the Great to be tested

WINCHESTER, England, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Church of England has given permission for testing on bones believed to be those of King Alfred the Great and his family.

Scientists link ancient remains with living Canadian woman

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 6 (UPI) -- Scientists say they have established a genetic link between three North American women, one who died 5,000 years ago, one 2,500 years ago and one living.

Richard III reportedly dumped in sloppy grave

LEICESTER, England, May 24 (UPI) -- King Richard III of England was buried in a hastily dug grave too small for his body with no coffin or shroud, archaeologists say in a paper published Friday.

Marchers in York demand King Richard's burial there

YORK, England, May 7 (UPI) -- About 100 people marched through York Monday, demanding King Richard III be buried in the English city where he governed as lord of the North.
Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

LEICESTER, England, May 6 (UPI) -- A British archaeological unit that unearthed England's King Richard III says another dig has discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery in Leicester.

Bones of King Richard III of England give clues to lifestyle and death

LEICESTER, England, May 2 (UPI) -- Examination of the skeleton of King Richard III of England, found buried in Leicester, suggests he was killed "by advanced military weapons," researchers said.

Cities to discuss Richard III's burial

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- The cities of York and Leicester should discuss where the remains of King Richard III should be buried, British Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said Tuesday.

Leicester likely to keep Richard III bones

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of people have signed an online petition to have King Richard III of England re-interred in York Minster.

Scientists hunt for Alfred the Great

WINCHESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British archaeologists are searching for the remains of King Alfred the Great, believed to be buried at a church in Winchester.

No 'sideshow' sendoff for Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Leicester, England, say they are considering ways for the public to pay its respects to the newly identified skeleton of King Richard III.
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Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king of the House of York and the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the central character of a well-known play by William Shakespeare.

When Edward IV died in April 1483, Richard was named as protector of the realm for Edward's son and successor, the 12-year-old Edward V. As the new king travelled to London from Ludlow, Richard met him and escorted him to London, where he was lodged in the Tower. Edward V's brother Richard later joined him there.

A publicity campaign was mounted condemning Edward IV's marriage to the boys' mother, Elizabeth Woodville, as invalid, and therefore rendering their children illegitimate and ineligible for the throne. On 25 June, an assembly of lords and commoners endorsed these claims. The following day, Richard III officially began his reign. He was crowned in July. The two young princes disappeared in August, and there were a number of accusations that the boys were murdered by Richard.

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