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Richard III remains: York v Leicester legal battle to be laid to rest

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/11/2013

James Meikle

An "unseemly and undignified" legal battle over where the remains of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, should be laid to rest resumes on Tuesday, 528 years after his death and a year after his skeleton was found under a Leicester car park. Richard's remains are currently in a laboratory at Leicester University.
A judicial review in London will determine whether the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) acted properly in allowing Leicester University archaeologists to remove the remains, later confirmed as those of those of the king, and to announce that he would be reinterred in the city's cathedral. The plan was supported by Michael Ibsen, a 17th-generation nephew through Richard's sister Anne of York who provided DNA evidence, but opposed by other relatives in the Plantagenet Alliance, who argue that Richard has no connection with Leicester beyond his death near the city and subsequent "despoliation and appalling burial".
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"Richard III remains: York v Leicester legal battle to be laid to rest", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/richard-iii-remains-york-v-leicester-legal-battle-to-be-laid-to-rest