No rest for Richard III's bones

Weeks after his remains were discovered under a car lot, Richard III's bones are yet to be put to rest. The University of Leicester, which led the exhumation project, plans to inter Richard at the local cathedral. But York, the seat of his branch of the House of Plantagenet, wants him back. Previously. [Reuters]


  1. He’s a mediaeval relic. I am sure another one can be found somewhere for the right price. There is no need to be so literal. Can’t they try eBay?

  2. The House of York was the name of a branch of the Plantagenents, it has no geographical link to York. In fact, there were more Lancastrians in Yorkshire during the Wars of the Roses than there were Yorkists. His family seat was in Northamptonshire, where he was born. His title before becoming king was Duke of Gloucester. It’s silly to say York wants him back, as he was never York’s in the first place.

  3. Meanwhile, the bodies of the children Edward V and his brother Richard still haven’t been found because Richard III and his people hid them too well. 

  4. Wait, last I heard, this was the “possible” body of Richard.  Did they put together proof?  I missed that part, how did they do it?

    1. DNA, plus every piece of physical evidence in the location and the body corresponded to historical accounts.

  5. Wouldn’t Westminster Abbey kind of trump both? It has most of the previous British monarchs, so, y’know, tradition and all that.

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