I have long been fascinated by the news of events regarding the finding, genetic studying and reburying of King Richard III’s remains.
I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of his burial site under the parking lot of the Greyfriars Abbey in Leicester.
The posts were:
- Bones Unearthed Could Be Those Of Richard 3rd, King of England;
- DNA results: Leicester parking lot remains are those of Richard 3rd;
- Richard 3rd’s facial reconstruction illustrates how family traits can span generations; and
- King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced by scientists.
A later article on the Archives UK blog does a great job of describing “the depth of feeling generated on both sides of a court battle over the re-burial of the body of King Richard III.”
The dispute arose between the University of Leicester and a group of Richard’s distant relatives, the Plantagenet Alliance, arguing over whether Richard III wished to be buried in York or the grounds where his remains were found.
The evidence brought forth on both sides is clearly described in the Archives UK post and since they have done such a good job, I feel it would be redundant and a huge waste of time for me to try to write a less informative article.
To read their detailed account, the blog post can be found on the Archives UK site.