Following up on the evolving story of the discovery of Richard III’s bones, it appears that there is some debate about where the monarch’s remains will be laid to rest.

Many assumed that Richard would be buried Leicester Cathedral, within the parish of St. Martins. However there is an ongoing campaign to have Richard buried in York instead. The  Council in York is planning on petitioning the queen to state their case, and to request Richard be buried there. Richard III was the last Yorkist king. When he died at the Battle of Bosworth field in 1485, Henry VII came to the throne, starting the Tudor Dynasty.

However, as the license holder, the decision of where Richard will be reburied lies solely with the University of Leicester. There is already discussion of expanding the site to allow for greater visitor numbers, and making the site a more appropriate burial site for a king.

Some are some links if you’re interested in this story:

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Richard-III-University-Leicester-decide-final/story-18077880-detail/story.html#axzz2KQLia2bU

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21373538

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/richard-iii-york-and-leicester-fight-1587917

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/world/europe/leicester-and-york-debate-where-richard-iii-should-be-reburied.html?_r=0

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