Friday, August 08, 2014

Richard III to be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral on 26 March 2015

The remains of King Richard III, reports the Leicester Mercury, will be reburied in the city's cathedral on March 26 2015.

The newspaper goes on:
Channel 4 will broadcast the service live and as well as showing highlights later that evening. 
The ceremony itself will be by invitation only, but organisers have suggested a large screen could be placed outside St Martins for the gathering crowds to watch the royal occasion live. 
The seven day programme of events will commence on Sunday, March 22. 
The University of Leicester will transport Richard’s remains from Leicester to Bosworth - the location of his death at the hands of Henry Tudor’s army - to remember his final moment. 
The lead-lined coffin which will hold the fragile 500-year-old skeleton will then be carefully transported to a number of villages in the county which featured in the last days of his life.

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