The Yorkshire Branch of the Richard III Society claim, naturally, that Yorkshire was his favourite county of all. And that it was in Yorkshire that he was happiest, where he and his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker made their first - and favourite - home, at Middleham Castle .
It was also in Yorkshire that that their only son, Edward was born in 1473, and spent most of his tragically short life. Debate is already underway as to whether the last Yorkist monarch should be brought 'home' - with some calling for the burial place to be York Minster.
The last English King to die in battle - he lived for 12 years in the North of England.Some historians say that although entitled to be buried at Westmister Abbey alongside other Kings and Queens of England, he had announced his intention to be buried at York.
The Duke of York will be at York Minster today to take part in a series of events to celebrate the return of soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment from Afghanistan.
A Thanksgiving Service is being held at the Minster during which the Warminster Military Wives Choir will be singing.
Ten soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment were killed on operation during the regiment's six month tour in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
Five hundred soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment will also parade through the streets of York before being inspected by the Lord Mayor of York, Ccounillor Keith Hyman and the Colonel of The Yorkshire Regiment, Major General Graham Binns.