Gordons secures judicial review for Richard III's descendants

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  • We should be focussing on the 'how' of King Richard III's burial, not the 'place' of his burial...as a catholic monarch of England & Wales, King Richard deserves a proper catholic burial subsequent to Holy Mass in the extraordinary form or according to the Sarum rite, to be celebrated by a catholic priest...if King Richard III had been a Shia muslim, we would all expect him to be buried according to Shia burial rites...let us show respect for King Richard's convictions.

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  • Bury him either with his wife Anne Neville, or where he spent probably some of his happier days; MIIDDLEHAM CASTLE, Yorkshire.

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  • "The Plantagenet Alliance are arguing that there should have been a consultation on the appropriate location for the remains of the king to be buried."

    Hmmm ... I don't think Henry VII would have been in too much of a mood to listen back in 1485.

    A new take on the adage that 'justice delayed is justice denied'?

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  • The burial location of a king should not be based on "finder's keepers". Other than being close to Richard III's place of death and being the insignificant location where his bones were unceremoniously dumped in a humble grave and then forgotten about for over 500 years, Leicester has no greater claim to his bones than somewhere like York. A proper consultation on where the bones should be buried will thankfully ensue and the decision should never have spawned from an anal council permit. The people behind the Leicester bid are only narked at the JR because it stands to potentially cost the city a cash windfall through tourism. Plus, as has been alluded to above, Leicester is a dump.

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  • Why has nobody suggested Fotheringhay Church. He was born at Fotheringhay castle which no longer remains but his Father and brother Edmund are buried in the church..It is a large beautiful church which he would have prayed in during his life. That would stop the bickering between York and Leicester!!!!!

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  • I don't really know why the University of Leicester is involved at
    all in this Richard III business. From what I saw in the Channel 4 programme, they were merely the contractors and some dogged lady, whose name I have forgotten, was the client. I can't see why the fact that a body associated with the
    University was successful in carrying out their side of the contract,
    and finding Riii's remains, means they have any status at all in what
    happens to him. If I hire someone to clear out a pond, for example, I don't expect them to have ownership over anything that is found. Can anyone tell me why contractors have a say overwhat happens to the results of what they have been contracted to do?

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