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England’s King Richard III to be reburied

March 26, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

King Richard III of England, whose body was discovered under a municipal car park in 2012, will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, near where he was slain in battle 500 years ago.

The discovery of the remains of the last English king to die in battle, identified through DNA testing, was one of the most important archaeological finds of recent times.

The country's most senior clergy, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby of the Church of England and Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols of the Catholic Church, will preside at the reburial in Leicester Cathedral.

The reburial plans represent dashed hopes for the kings distant descendants who had wanted his remains returned to his northern stronghold.

Public to attend Richard III reburial at Leicester Cathedral

England\'s King Richard III to be re-buried near scene of his death

King Richard III's Leicester reburial to be marked by senior clerty (BBC 14 Sep 2014)

Date written/update: 2015-01-23