Friday, 14 September 2012

Richard III's new resting place

The below short video is from within Leicester Cathedral and shows where the current memorial stone to Richard III sits. With the news that he won't be re-buried in Westminster Abbey, the doors have been opened for a Leicester burial.

Best practice in archaeology is that an exhumed body must be reburied close to where it was found, and with the Greyfriars area of Leicester falling within the Cathedral parish - this has to be the place.

My guess is that a new headstone will be carved to replace the one currently in position, and he will be buried in front of the altar in Leicester's holiest place.



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