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Dame Judi Dench joins campaign to bury Richard III in York
9:32am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
The Oscar-winning star of Skyfall is to sign a petition asking the Government to ensure the last Yorkist king is reinterred at York Minster, rather than Leicester where his skeleton was discovered during an archaeological dig last year.
The e-petition, which runs until September 24, currently has 28,900 signatures.
In a message to supporters of the campaign for Richard III to be buried in York, Dame Judi’s personal assistant Sue Jennings said: “Dame Judi Dench has asked me to say she would be very pleased to add her name to your petition to have Richard III’s remains buried at York Minster.”
The Plantagenet Alliance, including descendants of the monarch’s family, has secured permission to bring a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Justice and the University of Leicester over the decision to bury his remains in the Midlands city.
A date for the hearing has yet to be fixed.
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