RICHARD III REMAINS RETURNED TO CITY

King Richard III’s remains have arrived at Leicester Cathedral ahead of his reburial. His funeral cortege entered the city at the historic Bow Bridge after touring landmarks in the county.

Cannons were fired in a salute to the king at Bosworth, where he died in 1485. His coffin will be on public view at the cathedral from 09:00 GMT on Monday. He will finally be reinterred during a ceremony on Thursday. Richard’s skeleton was found in 2012, in an old friary beneath a car park.

Source: www.bbc.com

For those of you who like to follow archaeology and history, here’s the Richard III update.

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19 replies

  1. And his casket was made by his distant cousin, the guy they got the DNA from to verify that it was the King in that parking lot.

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  2. Big Deal – he had his nephews killed as kids and now he is celebrated as a noble King. I am not a patriot and they could have kept him in the parking lot. Cheaper.

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  3. The Brits really know how to do pomp and ceremony. Good on them for acknowledging the remains and giving him a decent funeral and send off. Something that will never happen again.

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  4. Will this be on “Entertainment Tonight”?

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  5. As a Yorkshirewoman I am supposed to be all huffy and say…’He should be going to York’… I don’t suppose he really minds at this stage.

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