Dispute Over Burial Of Richard III To End Up In The High Court

Recently relatives of the former king Richard III took issue with plans to bury his remains so there is a big chance that the discovered bones may become the subject of a High Court battle.

These remains were found last year under a car park near Leicester Cathedral.

They were confirmed to be those of the king who was buried in 1485 at the church of the Greyfriars.

A team from the University of Leicester found the bones of Richard III. This team had a licence from the Ministry of Justice which gave them the right to dig and also granted them that they would have the right to say where he had to be buried. Their current plan is to rebury him at Leicester Cathedral. May be thei will need to request a document drafting service in order to comply with the legislation.

However, now a group of 15 king’s descendents called the Plantagenet Alliance, claims they should actually also have the final word about Richard’s burial saying his will would have been to be buried in York.

These threatened they would take legal action as their human rights were violated. Now they want a public and academic consultation so that the High Court determines where the body should be buried.

Vanessa Roe, one of the descendants said: “It is well documented throughout the centuries that he wanted his remains to be buried in York, amongst his family,”.

Sir Peter Soulsby, mayor of Leicester, called the idea “plainly daft” and explained High Court would reject the proposal as the body had been buried some about 500 years ago in this cathedral and with the licence given from the Ministry of Justice it had to be re-interred there.



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