King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.

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Argument over Richard III's tomb continues

Artist's design of Richard III's tomb Credit: Looking for Richard Project

Campaigners who want Richard III to be reburied in Leicester, have reiterated their argument that he should have a table tomb like other Kings. It's after architects for Leicester Cathedral said that a ledger stone would be appropriate.

The former King was found buried under a car park in the city last year.

It was announced last week that experts from the University of Leicester archaeological unit that unearthed the last Plantagenet king, spearheaded another dig and discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery with remains thought to date back to 300AD.

Roman cemetery found under car park

This is what King Richard III may have looked like. Credit: PA

Car parks in Leicester are fast becoming the hottest place in town for archaeologists.

Following on from the discovery of the remains of King Richard III buried deep under a car park in the city, the team which worked on that astonishing find has discovered another gem - under another car park.

Experts from the University of Leicester archaeological unit that unearthed the last Plantagenet king, spearheaded another dig and discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery with remains thought to date back to 300AD.

Researchers found 13 sets of remains of mixed age and sex, and found the practice of Christian burials alongside pagan burials.

Items like hairpins and belt buckles, bits of shoes and a ring with a possible early Christian symbol were also found at the Oxford Street site in Leicester's city centre.

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Second discovery found next to King Richard III

This is what King Richard III may have looked like Credit: PA

When archaeologists discovered the remains of Richard III last summer, they also discovered a second find.

A 600-year-old, lead-lined stone coffin was discovered buried near the Plantagenet king's resting place in the city council car park in New Street in the centre of Leicester. It was covered up so the team could deal with Richard III's body first.

Richard III's signature sells at auction

King Richard III's signature Credit: Nate D. Sanders

A document bearing the signature of King Richard III has sold at auction in America.

The bones of the former King were discovered under a car park in Leicester last year.

It is thought to be one of only three documents to ever come to auction bearing the signature.

It sold for £34,750, just before midnight last night, UK time.

The document sold for £34,750 Credit: ITV News Central

Richard III signature auctioned today

The former King's signature Credit: Nate D. Sanders

A document signed by King Richard III is to go under the hammer today in an auction in Los Angeles, America.

Auctioneer, Nate D. Sanders say that approximately only 3 documents bearing the former King's signature have come to auction in the last 30 years.

The document is believed to be circa 1473. King Richard signed the document as "R Gloucester" as Duke of Gloucester.

The auction starts at 5pm in LA, it will be 11:30pm UK time.

King Richard III's signature under the hammer

King Richard III's signature to be auctioned Credit: Nate D. Sanders

A document signed by King Richard III is to go under the hammer in an auction in Los Angeles, America.

Auctioneer, Nate D. Sanders say that approximately only 3 documents bearing the former King's signature have come to auction in the last 30 years.

The letter the signature is on Credit: Nate D. Sanders

It is expected to sell for around £50,000 - £82,000.

Comparatively, signed pictures and documents of Henry VIII appear in auctions frequently and fetch around £30,000.

The document that bears the former King's signature Credit: Nate D. Sanders
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