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Crucial fact about Richard III
The various recent letters regarding the final resting place of the bones of Richard III all seem to omit one crucial fact.
England in the late Middle Ages was Roman Catholic and Richard was a Roman Catholic; his death in 1485 pre-dates the formation of the Church of England by the first Act of Supremacy in 1534 by 49 years.
It is entirely possible that Richard would be horrified at the thought of being interred in either York, Westminster or Leicester, all three churches belonging to what he might well consider to be a heretical church (no offence intended to Anglicans)
It could just as easily be argued that he should be interred in one of England’s 17 Roman Catholic cathedrals, although I understand the Roman Catholic church is not interested.
My personal preference is York, purely for the economic benefit the additional tourism would bring.
Eugene Melody, Northamptonshire.
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