Court to decide where the Remains of Richard III will be kept

Court to decide where the Remains of Richard III will be kept

London's High Court has begun the proceedings to finally reach a decision on where to keep remains of King Richard III, who died during war in 1485.

York Minster is a place where distant relatives and supporters of the infamous ruler are clamoring to bury the remains. The body of the king was found under a car park in Leicester in 2012. York Minster is a city that gave its name to Richard's royal house.

According to the claims of Plantagenet Alliance, the last medieval king of England wished to be interred in the historic northern England city.

But the archeologists behind the astonishing discovery are fighting to have the remains in Leicester, at the city's cathedral. The Ministry of Justice and the local council have supported the scientists from the University of Leicester, hoping more tourists will be attracted to the central England city because of the monarch.

Plantagenet Alliance lawyer Gerard Clarke said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II has maintained silence on the issue.

It was confirmed after DNA testing and analysis of battle wounds that the body remains belonged to Richard. The king was buried without ceremony after he was killed during the Battle of Bosworth. The War of the Roses immediately came to an end after the death of King Richard III.

Mr. Clarke told Lady Justice Hallett, Mr. Justice Ouseley and Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave that views on burial place of body remains of Richard should be obtained from the Crown, and groups including English Heritage, relevant churches, other public bodies and those who have a family relationship with the late king.

"Although many people are astonished we've got this far, we will go to the hearing with every confidence in our position, intending to state our case clearly and believing there's every chance the licence will be quashed", Matthew Howarth, the partner and judicial review expert at Yorkshire law firm Gordons representing the alliance, said prior to the hearing.


FrenchTribune Specials

SwiftKey unveils experimental keyboard called ‘Clarity’

SwiftKey has recently announced its newest release --- an experimental keyboard called 'Clarity.' The prototype version of the 'Clarity' keyboard is capable of auto-correcting multi-word phrases. At present, 'Clarity' is still in beta testing, and is currently available only for Android.

The 'Clarity' prototype keyboard released by...

Most Popular

Experts warn that Great Barrier Reef is depleting

Environmental experts have warmed that the Great Barrier...

Man on a fishing boat spots Killer Whales off Northern Territory

A man on a fishing boat has spotted a large number of...

Experts go below Antarctic sea ice to study impact of global warming

A team of researchers have dived below the ice cover in...

Amazon rainforest lost a tenth of its trees in 50 years, study

According to a latest report, the Amazon rainforest in...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: