Friday, May 23, 2014

Richard III can be buried in Leicester Cathedral

Today the High Court ruled that the exhumation licence granted to the University of Leicester is a valid legal document, which means that the planned reburial of Richard III in the city's cathedral can go ahead. This is very good news.

You can read the court's judgment online - and if you have any interest in Richard III and his discovery, it is will worth doing so.

It ends by saying:
We agree that it is time for Richard III to be given a dignified reburial, and finally laid to rest.
As to why I am so pleased, besides the obvious benefits to Leicester, see my post from last September on Richard III and The Hon. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave. At least the old boy came out on the side of the angels today. Top judging. I bet he has the Latin.

I had dinner recently with one of the archaeologists involved in the project. She said that it had been obvious they had found Richard from the moment that, much to their surprise, the skeleton was unearthed.

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