Gordons prepares for JR over York burial for Richard III

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  • For White Rose - A member of the 'House of York'!!! - A more convincing argument for burial in York might have been to say 'He had a house in York'.....York are simply trying to body snatch for the tourist buck....

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  • Dux: Leicester was a diocese from 680 to 870.

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  • I cannot think of one reason why Richard should be reinterred in Leicester. Comments like the one from 'Chris' are pathetic and echo the reasons Leicester are claiming him. He was an anointed King of England, one who has been vilified and lied about for 500 years + surely he deserves to rest in peace now in the place he called 'home' as in a letter to the Mayor of York which he wrote just before his imminent return. He lived most of his life in Yorkshire and was Lord of the North for 12 years. He just happened to die in Leicester.

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  • However much i dislike the idea of Richard 3 being buried at York on the basis of the massive tourism draw it would be for York I strongly believe that Richard should be buried there. Leicester is not fit for a king and whether you liked him or not he was a (Kings King) dying in battle leading his knights. Secondly he was the legendary Duke of York and his son is buried in the minister and that where he also belongs. My impression id the University of Leicester has railroaded the burial and has not careid out proper consultation.

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  • Utterly without merit but evidently Gordons are happy to take these suckers' money. All due legal, religious and archaeological processes have been followed. If someone was to rule that these 15 people should have been consulted then (a) they need to provide genealogical evidence that they are indeed related to Richard, and (b) the other half-million or so people who are equally related to him need to also be consulted.
    I'm glad I don't live in York. The city is fast becoming a laughing stock.

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  • Miles from home I've stopped the car and buried a few Richard iii's in the woods - what's all the fuss about?

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  • "Secondly he was the legendary Duke of York..."

    No he wasn't; he was Duke of Gloucester.

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  • Well What can we say york calling leicester in a nasty way Not happy today were king will lay but in leicester he will stay

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  • God bless Gordons and the descendents of Richard for taking this on. These people are relatives of Richard's through his family.
    Good luck and I hope it works, Richard should be in York Minster.
    Richard spent over half his life in the North of England, Yorkshire in partivular and he regarded it as his home.

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  • Richard III should be buried in London.
    He was a king. He held court in London. Therefore in the absence of any written proof that he wanted otherwise he should be buried in Westminster Abbey.
    Failing that his remains should be buried in Worksop. That is half way between the beautiful vista of Leicester and the modern urban hub that is York.

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