Gordons prepares for JR over York burial for Richard III

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  • Sad people with too much money.

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  • What jokers.
    Not just the clients. Gordons too.

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  • I strongly believe that all distant descendants of the last Plantagenet King should have had an opportunity for consultation before the license was granted, irrespective of how many people may be involved; and especially when many of the current living descendants are spread around the globe. Richard III not only holds a special place as a monarch,in the history of England, but is even more important to all of his living descendants, irrespective of any 100 year rule. I applaud the Plantagenet Alliance for commencement of the proceedings to ensure justice is truly done and that Richard is accorded the burial that he would have wanted.

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  • Richard III had 1 legitimate and 2 illegitimate children and there is no evidence that any of those had children of their own. So who are these "descendants"?

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  • To the two anonymous posters - if this was your grandmother or one of your parents who decided before they died that they wanted to be buried somewhere, and someone else decided they would be buried elsewhere, I'm assuming you would not take issue with that?

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  • It's people just chiming in for a bit of publicity. Let him rest in Leicester - it could do with the tourism.

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  • What is the HARD EVIDENCE that Richard decided before he died that he wanted to be buried somewhere ?

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  • It is impossible for them to be my descendants. They are the descendants of some of my immediate relatives. Yes we're related, but they do not flow directly from me. They are at best, exceptionally distant cousins, so to speak. In any event, I am bored of all of this.

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  • More money for the Lawyers!

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  • This obsession with Leicester is obviously just political correctness gone mad. There's only been a diocese there since 1926. Hardly of great historic interest.
    Either that or the decision makers are secret Lancastrians.
    A Catholic requiem mass according to the Sarum Rite in York Minster would be more appropriate.

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  • I demand a public inquiry into Richard's death!

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  • Is there any truth in the rumour that King Arthur's tomb is to be found underneath Leicester's renowned sporting facility, the Granby Halls?

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  • This guy is so yesterday, should've been buried straight away in Bosworth if you ask me. And he gets far too much publicity. Why aren't the social networks buzzing with my achievements rather than some bloke I killed and dumped under a car park? I created the Tudor dynasty!! You lot wouldn't have culture without me.
    Bloody Shakespeare, everyone loves a villain.

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  • I am thinking about suing the Plantagenet Alliance because my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was a casuality in the War of the Roses.
    Can I claim damages because he wasn't buried in Westminster Abbey?

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  • That was my car parking space.
    Perhaps the Platagenet Alliance will compensate me?

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  • Best Archaeological practice is to bury Richard in Leicester Cathedral. All of this is nonsense from the so called 'Descendants' of Richard III who appear to be in league with the York 'Body Snatchers for our Tourism' group. Richard was not born in Yorkshire at all and would not be 'Coming Home' . Richard was born in Fotheringhay Northhamptonshire where his Mother Father and a Brother are buried. His Yorkshire connection was simply on the basis that he lived in Middleham for some time - I cannot see that he left a Will wanting to be buried in York. The comments about Leicester on this board and from elsewhere in Yorkshire are just simply disgraceful.

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  • now then, don't get the hump

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  • @IanLauder: to be fair, Richard III WAS a member of the House of York - that's a convincing Yorkshire connection, isn't it?

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  • The costs, the costs, his kingdom for the costs ...

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  • I suspect that Richard would have been delighted to learn that even after 500 years he can still raise a good many supporters. To give him his due, a Requiem Mass in York under the Sarum Rite is appropriate.

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