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Catholic king Richard III reburied at Leicester Cathedral

One of Englandís last Catholic kings was reburied three years after his skeleton was discovered in a coffin beneath a parking lot.

King Richard III - the last monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty and the last English king to die in battle - was originally buried by Franciscan friars in Leicester, a city in the Midlands, after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

The priory was dissolved during the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and it was widely believed that the kingís bones had been thrown into a river.

But excavation work on the site of the priory in 2012 unearthed the remains and on 26 March they were re-interred in Leicester Cathedral after five days of commemorations.     [Full Story]


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