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Richard III group neutral on king’s last resting place
10:47am Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
THE Yorkshire branch of the Richard III Society has expressed dismay that it cannot back the campaign for the king’s body to be reburied in York.
The branch held its annual general meeting at Jacob’s Well, off Micklegate, York, as the controversy continues over Richard’s last resting place after his remains were recently found under a car park in Leicester.
Campaigners are fighting a legal battle for the body to be re-interred at York Minster rather than in Leicester, and almost 30,000 people have signed an e-petition to the Government with the same aim.
The Yorkshire branch chairwoman, Angela Moreton, said the society’s position on the issue was neutral but Yorkshire branch members unanimously agreed to a statement registering the branch’s dismay that it had been unable officially to make clear its support for Richard’s reinterment in York.
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