Decision day for Richard III burial

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THE decision to allow the remains of Richard III to be buried in Leicester will be reviewed in the High Court next week following a campaign by the king’s relatives for him to be buried in York.

The monarch’s skeleton is due to be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral after being found under a car park in the city last year.

However, the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, which wants his final resting place to be York, has brought a judicial review in an attempt to have the burial licence quashed.

Its legal representatives will argue the Government failed to take into account the wishes of the king’s descendants and, if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences when issuing the licence.

They will claim this failure was unlawful and breached an article of the European Convention of Human Rights.

Next Tuesday’s hearing is expected to last a day, with a subsequent judgement made within several weeks.

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4:00pm Thu 21 Nov 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Dead? Richard III? Why didn't anyone tell me?
Dead? Richard III? Why didn't anyone tell me? Ignatius Lumpopo

5:09pm Thu 21 Nov 13

Caecilius says...

The same tired old nonsense about Richard's "descendants". And the bit about failing "to take into account ....., if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences" is just laughable. They can't be determined, as Richard made no statement on the matter in his lifetime and, having been dead for 528 years, he isn't going to be issuing one now. One thing's for sure, though: the lawyers must be toasting his memory.
The same tired old nonsense about Richard's "descendants". And the bit about failing "to take into account ....., if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences" is just laughable. They can't be determined, as Richard made no statement on the matter in his lifetime and, having been dead for 528 years, he isn't going to be issuing one now. One thing's for sure, though: the lawyers must be toasting his memory. Caecilius

6:11pm Thu 21 Nov 13

Bandit11 says...

Richard of York needs to be buried in York, no question, his own preferences would probably have had him buried in London, after all, he was King of all of England, so put him where the other Kings are!
Richard of York needs to be buried in York, no question, his own preferences would probably have had him buried in London, after all, he was King of all of England, so put him where the other Kings are! Bandit11

8:37pm Thu 21 Nov 13

MouseHouse says...

burial at sea to stop this petty bickering.
burial at sea to stop this petty bickering. MouseHouse

9:04am Fri 22 Nov 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Caecilius wrote:
The same tired old nonsense about Richard's "descendants". And the bit about failing "to take into account ....., if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences" is just laughable. They can't be determined, as Richard made no statement on the matter in his lifetime and, having been dead for 528 years, he isn't going to be issuing one now. One thing's for sure, though: the lawyers must be toasting his memory.
Calm down dear, calm down.
You seem to be more concerned about this than Richards relatives!
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: The same tired old nonsense about Richard's "descendants". And the bit about failing "to take into account ....., if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences" is just laughable. They can't be determined, as Richard made no statement on the matter in his lifetime and, having been dead for 528 years, he isn't going to be issuing one now. One thing's for sure, though: the lawyers must be toasting his memory.[/p][/quote]Calm down dear, calm down. You seem to be more concerned about this than Richards relatives! Woody G Mellor

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