Call for Richard III state reburial

Richard III society plaque Credit: University of Leicester

An historian and Tory MP have called for a full state reburial for King Richard III, if remains discovered beneath a car park in Leicester prove to be those of the medieval monarch.

Chris Skidmore, author of a book about the king's bloody final battle, said he hoped that DNA tests would show the skeleton found is that of the Plantagenet ruler.

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Judicial review for Richard III's final resting place

A group of relatives of King Richard III, whose body was unearthed from a council car park last year, have won the right to bring High Court proceedings to challenge a plan to rebury his remains in Leicester.