Let’s have Richard where he belongs

FOLLOWING your articles in The Press of Monday and Tuesday and the documentary on Channel Four on Monday night, I would appreciate if you would promulgate the following link to my e-petition.

Obviously any decision to sign the petition will be influenced by readers’ sentiments on the subject, but I believe that this is a worthy cause and would benefit from some debate at a Parliamentary level.

My e-petition is asks Richard III to be re-interred at York Minster and can be viewed at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38772

Mark Cousins, Bellhouse Way, York.

 

• I WOULD love the people of York to get behind the campaign to bring Richard III home to York.

This much-maligned King was one of our own, the last Plantagenet King and last King of the house of York, who did so much good in this area.

He founded the Court of Requests and the Council of the North, which looked after the poor people of our area and also his son is buried at Sheriff Hutton.

So why should he be buried in Leicester, where he has not real ties. If not in Westminster, then it should be York!

The awful monster of Shakespeare was not the real man as Shakespeare was writing for the then monarch, Elizabeth I, who was the granddaughter of Henry VII, the man who defeated him at Bosworth.

I appeal to City of York Council, which is always up to make a buck – bring him home. Think of the benefits to tourism.

Judith Morris, Moorland Road, York.

 

• WHY should Leicester keep the bones of King Richard III – they haven’t looked after him very well to date.

Firstly, he got a disrespectful funeral, without even a shroud, with apparently his hands still bound. Just thrown in. What marker he had was thrown down during the Reformation.

The locals didn’t give a damn. They boasted (though this was apparently a lie) that they’d thrown him into the river. Then a Victorian cut through the grave to lay the foundation for a privy, and lost the feet. Then finally a car park. They knew in Leicester he was there somewhere, but they didn’t give a damn. It took the Richard the Third Society to stir them up, over 500 years after his death. Now they think there’s some money in it.

Not to mention, will there still be a cathedral in Leicester in 50 years or will it have gone the way of Greyfriars and be a car park? Will there be any interest there in King Richard then? Bring him back to York. Second best is Westminster Abbey.

P Marsden, Bradford.

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10:24am Wed 6 Feb 13

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

Please post the link to the E- petition.
Please post the link to the E- petition. Older Sometimes Wiser

10:30am Wed 6 Feb 13

Zetkin says...

The link to the e-petition is in Mr Cousins letter.

I tend towards supporting the argument that the bones be re-buried in York because it seems that was Richard's wish.

That said, I find the battle for the bones slightly distasteful, driven as it undoubtedly is by the pursuit of tourists and cash; it puts me in mind of the way medieval abbeys and cathedrals used to fight over saints' bones and other relics, in pursuit of pilgrims and cash.

Plus ca change...
The link to the e-petition is in Mr Cousins letter. I tend towards supporting the argument that the bones be re-buried in York because it seems that was Richard's wish. That said, I find the battle for the bones slightly distasteful, driven as it undoubtedly is by the pursuit of tourists and cash; it puts me in mind of the way medieval abbeys and cathedrals used to fight over saints' bones and other relics, in pursuit of pilgrims and cash. Plus ca change... Zetkin

10:38am Wed 6 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

"And if this debacle is successful how is it going to benefit York and how many people are interested.All we will end up with is endless photos of grinning councillors and other jobsworths".
"And if this debacle is successful how is it going to benefit York and how many people are interested.All we will end up with is endless photos of grinning councillors and other jobsworths". CHISSY1

11:31am Wed 6 Feb 13

york gooner says...

Richard III's remains should be brought back to York. This is a matter of respect. He supported the North and lived here with his family and he should be reunited with them. Could you imagine our Queen, if she was to die in Leicestershire, being buried there? No, I am sure she would be interred in accordance with her wishes and with her family in a dignified manner, quite rightly too.
Richard III's remains should be brought back to York. This is a matter of respect. He supported the North and lived here with his family and he should be reunited with them. Could you imagine our Queen, if she was to die in Leicestershire, being buried there? No, I am sure she would be interred in accordance with her wishes and with her family in a dignified manner, quite rightly too. york gooner

11:52am Wed 6 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

york gooner wrote:
Richard III's remains should be brought back to York. This is a matter of respect. He supported the North and lived here with his family and he should be reunited with them. Could you imagine our Queen, if she was to die in Leicestershire, being buried there? No, I am sure she would be interred in accordance with her wishes and with her family in a dignified manner, quite rightly too.
"What about the thousands of soldiers in two world wars that are buried abroad".
[quote][p][bold]york gooner[/bold] wrote: Richard III's remains should be brought back to York. This is a matter of respect. He supported the North and lived here with his family and he should be reunited with them. Could you imagine our Queen, if she was to die in Leicestershire, being buried there? No, I am sure she would be interred in accordance with her wishes and with her family in a dignified manner, quite rightly too.[/p][/quote]"What about the thousands of soldiers in two world wars that are buried abroad". CHISSY1

12:03pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Firedrake says...

As as far as I can work out, if Richard's bones were to be reinterred in the Minster, this would have nothing whatever to do with the CYC. It would be a matter for the Crown, the Home Office and, ultimately, the Dean and Chapter.
As as far as I can work out, if Richard's bones were to be reinterred in the Minster, this would have nothing whatever to do with the CYC. It would be a matter for the Crown, the Home Office and, ultimately, the Dean and Chapter. Firedrake

12:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Omega Point says...

"Not to mention, will there still be a cathedral in Leicester in 50 years or will it have gone the way of Greyfriars and be a car park?"


On what basis do yo make this stupid comment?
"Not to mention, will there still be a cathedral in Leicester in 50 years or will it have gone the way of Greyfriars and be a car park?" On what basis do yo make this stupid comment? Omega Point

1:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I wish I could stir up any interest in all this. It seems like quite a pertinent and important thing but I really don't give a you know what.
I wish I could stir up any interest in all this. It seems like quite a pertinent and important thing but I really don't give a you know what. Buzz Light-year

2:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13

roclank2000 says...

He was never the Duke of York, as has been incorrectly reported recently (he may have ordered the murder of Richard Duke of York along with Edward V). His father was Duke of York, as was his late brother. Richard was Duke of Gloucester - perhaps he should be buried there?
He was never the Duke of York, as has been incorrectly reported recently (he may have ordered the murder of Richard Duke of York along with Edward V). His father was Duke of York, as was his late brother. Richard was Duke of Gloucester - perhaps he should be buried there? roclank2000

4:16pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bolero says...

R I P
R I P bolero

4:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Firedrake says...

Quite right Roclank. Unfortunately a CYC spokesperson (quoted in today's Guardian) seems to have made this very error when writing the official letter requesting a York burial. Hope it's corrected before posting!
Quite right Roclank. Unfortunately a CYC spokesperson (quoted in today's Guardian) seems to have made this very error when writing the official letter requesting a York burial. Hope it's corrected before posting! Firedrake

5:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

JudithM says...

Firedrake wrote:
As as far as I can work out, if Richard's bones were to be reinterred in the Minster, this would have nothing whatever to do with the CYC. It would be a matter for the Crown, the Home Office and, ultimately, the Dean and Chapter.
Well said Firedrake, and you are quite right. Unfortunately, CYC would benefit from the revenue generated. Let's just hope that they use if for the benefit of the citizens rather than jaunts abroad.
[quote][p][bold]Firedrake[/bold] wrote: As as far as I can work out, if Richard's bones were to be reinterred in the Minster, this would have nothing whatever to do with the CYC. It would be a matter for the Crown, the Home Office and, ultimately, the Dean and Chapter.[/p][/quote]Well said Firedrake, and you are quite right. Unfortunately, CYC would benefit from the revenue generated. Let's just hope that they use if for the benefit of the citizens rather than jaunts abroad. JudithM

6:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13

crofty 2 says...

More money for York Council to waste
More money for York Council to waste crofty 2

6:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Seadog says...

Although I'm as keen as the next man/woman to see 15th century Richard buried in York, I can't help but consider that the Lisette Dugmore tragedy (see lead story today) is perhaps of rather more immediate concern to the people of 21st century York.

RIP.
Although I'm as keen as the next man/woman to see 15th century Richard buried in York, I can't help but consider that the Lisette Dugmore tragedy (see lead story today) is perhaps of rather more immediate concern to the people of 21st century York. RIP. Seadog

7:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Richard Feynman says...

The only thing I'm going to promulgate is how much of a boss I am.

Sorry Richard 3, I'm not going to waste my time fighting for your skeleton.

Perhaps you'll take consolation in the fact that you've been dead for 527 years.

Oh, and what's up with that haircut? You look like a tweaker. ****.
The only thing I'm going to promulgate is how much of a boss I am. Sorry Richard 3, I'm not going to waste my time fighting for your skeleton. Perhaps you'll take consolation in the fact that you've been dead for 527 years. Oh, and what's up with that haircut? You look like a tweaker. ****. Richard Feynman

7:52pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Woody G Mellor says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"And if this debacle is successful how is it going to benefit York and how many people are interested.All we will end up with is endless photos of grinning councillors and other jobsworths".
I've always thought you were ignorant. Now I'm certain.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "And if this debacle is successful how is it going to benefit York and how many people are interested.All we will end up with is endless photos of grinning councillors and other jobsworths".[/p][/quote]I've always thought you were ignorant. Now I'm certain. Woody G Mellor

9:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

hard up says...

So Leicester wants to keep Richard iii . Is that so they can make up for the appalling way they treated him when he was murdered by Henry Tudor who did everything he could to sully the name and reputation of Him. Bring him back to York. Does Leicester have the Richard iii Museum. NO. Problem solved.
So Leicester wants to keep Richard iii . Is that so they can make up for the appalling way they treated him when he was murdered by Henry Tudor who did everything he could to sully the name and reputation of Him. Bring him back to York. Does Leicester have the Richard iii Museum. NO. Problem solved. hard up

8:49am Thu 7 Feb 13

M.Blanc says...

He has rested there for over 500 years. In all that time no one in York was interested in finding him, let alone 'bringing him home' to York. After all the hard work the team has done in Leicester to find him and bring him to the surface, York suddenly have claim to him and go running to the Queen with a petition!! Do you know how daft you look?!! Find some other 'worthy' cause to get you name and picture in the paper. If you have that much time to waste go and hand out soup to the homeless.
He has rested there for over 500 years. In all that time no one in York was interested in finding him, let alone 'bringing him home' to York. After all the hard work the team has done in Leicester to find him and bring him to the surface, York suddenly have claim to him and go running to the Queen with a petition!! Do you know how daft you look?!! Find some other 'worthy' cause to get you name and picture in the paper. If you have that much time to waste go and hand out soup to the homeless. M.Blanc

9:27am Thu 7 Feb 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business.

What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap.

These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ! Scarlet Pimpernel

9:34am Thu 7 Feb 13

yorkiemum says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business.

What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap.

These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
JA's interview on BBC 5 live was cringe worthy! Putting up a fight for 500 year old bones, disgraceful especially when our council tax is going up and services depleting. CYC need to get their priorities right!
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ![/p][/quote]JA's interview on BBC 5 live was cringe worthy! Putting up a fight for 500 year old bones, disgraceful especially when our council tax is going up and services depleting. CYC need to get their priorities right! yorkiemum

9:34am Thu 7 Feb 13

yorkiemum says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business.

What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap.

These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
JA's interview on BBC 5 live was cringe worthy! Putting up a fight for 500 year old bones, disgraceful especially when our council tax is going up and services depleting. CYC need to get their priorities right!
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ![/p][/quote]JA's interview on BBC 5 live was cringe worthy! Putting up a fight for 500 year old bones, disgraceful especially when our council tax is going up and services depleting. CYC need to get their priorities right! yorkiemum

9:35am Thu 7 Feb 13

JudithM says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business.

What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap.

These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote.

However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ![/p][/quote]Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote. However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us. JudithM

10:01am Thu 7 Feb 13

yorkiemum says...

I am a real Yorkie born and bred having lived here all my life and still don't see the purpose of bringing the bones to York really don't understand what people are getting into such a lather about
I am a real Yorkie born and bred having lived here all my life and still don't see the purpose of bringing the bones to York really don't understand what people are getting into such a lather about yorkiemum

12:37pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

There's a deafening silence on this issue coming from the direction of both York MPs, and our Archbishop. Shows where their loyalties lie and it's not with York.
There's a deafening silence on this issue coming from the direction of both York MPs, and our Archbishop. Shows where their loyalties lie and it's not with York. Sillybillies

1:37pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

JudithM wrote:
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote. However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us.
No problem with anyone wanting this, and no problem with those who don't. I'm easy either way. Richard III's remains having not been here for the last half a millenium hasn't done York much harm, whereas three years of England and almost two years of Alexander has. Hope someone does a petition to repatriate the two of them to their birth places asap - I'll be amongst the first to sign that one for sure.

Keep up the good work for UKIP Judith, you are gaining lots of support.
[quote][p][bold]JudithM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ![/p][/quote]Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote. However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us.[/p][/quote]No problem with anyone wanting this, and no problem with those who don't. I'm easy either way. Richard III's remains having not been here for the last half a millenium hasn't done York much harm, whereas three years of England and almost two years of Alexander has. Hope someone does a petition to repatriate the two of them to their birth places asap - I'll be amongst the first to sign that one for sure. Keep up the good work for UKIP Judith, you are gaining lots of support. Scarlet Pimpernel

1:55pm Thu 7 Feb 13

JudithM says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
JudithM wrote:
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity !
Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote. However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us.
No problem with anyone wanting this, and no problem with those who don't. I'm easy either way. Richard III's remains having not been here for the last half a millenium hasn't done York much harm, whereas three years of England and almost two years of Alexander has. Hope someone does a petition to repatriate the two of them to their birth places asap - I'll be amongst the first to sign that one for sure.

Keep up the good work for UKIP Judith, you are gaining lots of support.
Thanks so much Scarlet and I do agree with that petition - you get it going and I will get hundreds, if not thousands to sign it :) Re UKIP, again thank you - we are working very hard to gain the support and more importantly to keep our promises and remember that we will represent you not ourselves.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JudithM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: If York people want RichardIII's remains to come back to York, it's their business. What I find objectionable, is how quickly James Alexander and Kersten England suddenly stick their oars in. Neither is from York, and one is not even a York resident or York council tax-payer. If there is a rule that someone has to go back to where they came from, then these two should do us all a favour and get back to London and Scotland asap. These two bandwagon jumpers should get on with Council business, and not constantly monopolising any item of public interest for their own ego-driven publicity ![/p][/quote]Scarlet I totally agree with the majority of what you say. I loathe both of the protagonists mentioned for the very reasons you quote. However, as a fervent Yorkist and a great believer in our wonderful City despite what this council, and the previous one, have done to ruin it I believe that sometimes we have to lie down with the dogs and risk the fleas to get what is best for us, the real Yorkies and I do believe having Richard interred here is what is best for him and for us.[/p][/quote]No problem with anyone wanting this, and no problem with those who don't. I'm easy either way. Richard III's remains having not been here for the last half a millenium hasn't done York much harm, whereas three years of England and almost two years of Alexander has. Hope someone does a petition to repatriate the two of them to their birth places asap - I'll be amongst the first to sign that one for sure. Keep up the good work for UKIP Judith, you are gaining lots of support.[/p][/quote]Thanks so much Scarlet and I do agree with that petition - you get it going and I will get hundreds, if not thousands to sign it :) Re UKIP, again thank you - we are working very hard to gain the support and more importantly to keep our promises and remember that we will represent you not ourselves. JudithM

11:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

akaroa says...

Well said Scarlet Pimpernel, I totally agree, pure egotism on the part of J.A. and K.E. self gratification personified, nothing more.
Well said Scarlet Pimpernel, I totally agree, pure egotism on the part of J.A. and K.E. self gratification personified, nothing more. akaroa

11:17pm Tue 12 Feb 13

TOSH99 says...

Richard lll Foundation started a petition in August 2012 for Richard to be buried in York if anything was found. It was all over the news and radio stations in York. There was even a petItion. MP's from all over York were written to, emailed including the ones coming out now to have Richard buried in York. What did the MP's in York do in August 2012. NOTHING. This is what happened in August 2012 before the proposed dig?
The York MP's knew that there was a one in million chance of finding any remains, and they could not risk the cost. Do you think that Leicester City Council Tax payers would be happy to meet the cost of a team coming from York to dig a Leicester City Council Car Park up, take the remains and benifit from the tourist trade. No and I would not be happy. York could not afford the gamble and this was a huge gamble. SO THE MP's AND YORK COUNCIL DID NOTHING
So who has paid for this dig? Yes Money was donated from around the world. Just over £10,000. did this cover all the expences for the dig, DNA and carbon tests, the use of the Leicester Royal Infirmary, digging the car park and putting it back, the salaries of the staff, all the Leicester City Council staff that could no longer use the car park need to park somewhere else. So they may have paid to park in the multi storey which is not free. Who has paid for this? All other expences, The Leicester City Council Tax payer? York has not contributed anything.
If nothing was found, Leicester would have been a laughing stock and so would The University of Leicester.
Just say that York did find some money to send a team over to dig up Leicester City Council Car Park and they found nothing. The cost of failure would have been in the news and heads would have rolled especially as people are currently losing their jobs. As I said before York could not afford to gamble and this was a huge gamble.
So the University of Leicester applied for the Licence and got it, therefore The University of Leicester holds the Licence of where Richard 3rd is buried. All this has been signed and completed publicly. This was not done in secret, York knew that Leicester was looking for the remains of Richard 3rd and where he would be buried if anything was found. The MP's in York knew when the Licence was applied for and that this was going on and what did they do? NOTHING, THEY WERE SILENT AND SO WERE YORK COUNCIL.
Now remains have been found and identified, Leicester City Council using the Leicester City Council Tax money have now spent 1 million on a new building, this will increase because it needs work doing to it to bring it upto standard for tourists.
York has suddenly woke up and want the remains. Leicester has done the hard work, spent the money taken all the risks, taken a chance which has paid off against the odds and now York wants a piece.
York kept quite, didn't say a word and did nothing. York was late sending troops to Bosworth in 1485 to assist Richard 3rd and Richard paid with his life. York are late again.”
Richard lll Foundation started a petition in August 2012 for Richard to be buried in York if anything was found. It was all over the news and radio stations in York. There was even a petItion. MP's from all over York were written to, emailed including the ones coming out now to have Richard buried in York. What did the MP's in York do in August 2012. NOTHING. This is what happened in August 2012 before the proposed dig? The York MP's knew that there was a one in million chance of finding any remains, and they could not risk the cost. Do you think that Leicester City Council Tax payers would be happy to meet the cost of a team coming from York to dig a Leicester City Council Car Park up, take the remains and benifit from the tourist trade. No and I would not be happy. York could not afford the gamble and this was a huge gamble. SO THE MP's AND YORK COUNCIL DID NOTHING So who has paid for this dig? Yes Money was donated from around the world. Just over £10,000. did this cover all the expences for the dig, DNA and carbon tests, the use of the Leicester Royal Infirmary, digging the car park and putting it back, the salaries of the staff, all the Leicester City Council staff that could no longer use the car park need to park somewhere else. So they may have paid to park in the multi storey which is not free. Who has paid for this? All other expences, The Leicester City Council Tax payer? York has not contributed anything. If nothing was found, Leicester would have been a laughing stock and so would The University of Leicester. Just say that York did find some money to send a team over to dig up Leicester City Council Car Park and they found nothing. The cost of failure would have been in the news and heads would have rolled especially as people are currently losing their jobs. As I said before York could not afford to gamble and this was a huge gamble. So the University of Leicester applied for the Licence and got it, therefore The University of Leicester holds the Licence of where Richard 3rd is buried. All this has been signed and completed publicly. This was not done in secret, York knew that Leicester was looking for the remains of Richard 3rd and where he would be buried if anything was found. The MP's in York knew when the Licence was applied for and that this was going on and what did they do? NOTHING, THEY WERE SILENT AND SO WERE YORK COUNCIL. Now remains have been found and identified, Leicester City Council using the Leicester City Council Tax money have now spent 1 million on a new building, this will increase because it needs work doing to it to bring it upto standard for tourists. York has suddenly woke up and want the remains. Leicester has done the hard work, spent the money taken all the risks, taken a chance which has paid off against the odds and now York wants a piece. York kept quite, didn't say a word and did nothing. York was late sending troops to Bosworth in 1485 to assist Richard 3rd and Richard paid with his life. York are late again.” TOSH99

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