Legal 'War of the Roses' breaks out anew over Richard III's re-interment

It was supposed to be a done deal. But distant relatives of King Richard III are challenging the decision to re-inter the much-maligned monarch in Leicester Cathedral.

There is a school of thought that says that Richard should be buried where he expressed a wish to be buried while he was still living: in York, where he was most at home and where he was always quite popular, and whose city records the day after he was killed bear the sorrowful- and under the circumstances, rather risky- entry, "It was shown to us by Sir John Spooner how King Richard, late mercifully reigning over us, was by great treason most pitifully slain and murdered, to the great heaviness of this city."

Take that, Henry VII!

HT: Real Clear Religion


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