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A team of specialists have discovered the body of Richard III - and a Leeds historian is piecing together just what happened to the man who gave battle in vain.

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Leicester's Richard III claim is 'historically dodgy' claims MP

Leicester's claim to become the final resting place for the remains of King Richard III is "historically dodgy, bogus and frankly arrogant", a North Yorkshire MP has suggested.

Some experts have claimed evidence suggests he wanted to be buried in York Minster, and not Leicester where his remains were found near the site of his death in battle.

But speaking in the Commons, Julian Smith said: "North Yorkshire is the only place for him to return to according to his wishes".

Leader of the House Andrew Lansley said the "straight forward" legal postion gives the University of Leicester the right to decide his final resting place.

Leicester City Council and Leicester Cathedral have already revealed plans for the remains to be re-interred next year.

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