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Richard III burial row settled

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: May 25, 2014

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THE row over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been settled.

Judges have ruled the last Plantagenet king should be interred in Leicester, the city where his remains were found two years ago.

Claims that he should have been buried in his home city of York have been rejected by the High Court.

The king was Duke of Gloucester and it is believed he visited Gloucester in 1474 and 1483, and granted the city the right to self-governance.

Three judges rejected an attempt by the Plantagenet Alliance, acting on behalf of the monarch’s “collateral descendants”, to force Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to set up a public consultation exercise to decide where his final resting place should be. The judges ruled there were no legal reasons why plans to rebury him at Leicester Cathedral should not go ahead.

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