Richard III: Return Of The King.

It looks certain now King Richard III will be laid to rest, a second time, in Leicester Cathedral as work is well under way to accommodate the King. The inside of the cathedral will go through a series of changes to create 'space' with new lighting, stained glass windows and a new floor. The decision to lay Richard to rest in the cathedral was challenged by a group called The Plantagenet Alliance, which includes distant relatives of the king. But last month it was decided the king would be laid to rest beneath a raised tomb inside a remodelled Leicester cathedral.
  The remains of the king, who died in battle in 1485, were discovered by archaeologists under a city car park in September. There have been many reports in the press and news channels so just in case you missed some here are the news articles as they unfolded to bring you up to date on proceedings. 
Richard III of England
Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty.
Born: October 2, 1452, Fotheringhay Castle, Fotheringhay
Died: August 22, 1485, Ambion Hill
Buried: Leicestershire
Spouse: Anne Neville
Children: Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, John of Gloucester, Katherine Plantagenet
Parents: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York.
Source: BBC History


  1. So Janner, are you a "keep Richard in Leicester" man, or are you more a "send him back to York" kind of guy?

    For me its a no brainer. He should stay in Leicester purely & simply because thats where he was laid to rest originally :)


  2. If he died in those circumstances with close living relatives still around I could understand why his family would want to bring him home to York. As that's not the case I think he should be left where he was laid to rest as it feels like they just want him back as a tourist attraction. Just feels so wrong.