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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Bishop of Leicester: 'Richard III will be buried in Leicester'

The Bishop of Leicester has said there is "no doubt in his mind" Richard III will be reburied in the city.

When bones discovered under a car park in the city were confirmed as the king's the government granted a licence for them to be reinterred in Leicester.

But the Plantagenet Alliance - distant relatives of Richard III - want him buried in York, and have won a judicial review into the decision.

The Right Reverend Tim Stevens said he should rest close to "where he fell".

The king, who reigned from 1483, was killed in the final battle of the Wars of the Roses at Bosworth field in Leicestershire in 1485.

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