The battle over where King Richard III should be buried reins on
The battle over where the remains of King Richard III should be buried begins today in the High Court.
Judges will hear both sides of opinion- those who want the former king to be buried in York and those who want him buried in Leicester. His bones were discovered in a car park in Leicester, 2012 and the University of Leicester want them buried in the city.
Whereas, a group involving the King’s distant relatives think that he should be buried in York.
They think that the king named Richard of York would have preferred to be buried there.
They also think that, with someone as important as the famous king, his family and even the public should have a say in the situation.
Richard III had only been king for 26 months until he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
After many centuries of mystery as people wondered where the remains of King Richard III might be, the University of Leicester found bones that they thought could be his in 2012.
Plans have now been made to bury the former king in Leicester Cathedral
When it was found that the remains were that of the king, the Ministry of Justice and the University of Leicester finally made the decision that he should be buried in Leicester Cathedral.
This decision was mainly made because remains are usually buried close to where they were discovered.
But The Plantagenet Alliance, a group including 15 distant relatives of King Richard III, argue that this case is classed as special and want judges in the high court to decide on either York or Leicester.
The row originally went to the court back in November, but was put back until today.