Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Greyfriars Dig, News

Yesterday the House of Commons debated whether Richard III should be re-buried in Leicester or York, without a final answer in sight.  In this context I find the claim that the “late King’s descendants” support York somewhat misleading, as to the best of our knowledge Richard did not leave any descendants.  These can only be descendants of his brothers and sister.   I would like to quote the conciliatory note by  Jeremy Wright, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice:  “I am sure that we would all agree that wherever the king’s remains are finally laid to rest, they will belong not only to the location, but to the whole nation.”  And not only the “whole nation”, but to everyone who is interested in Richard III.  You can read the full debate here on the website of the British parliament (go to Contents and then the Westminster Hall tab).

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I think he should be buried in Yorkshire.
It’s the place where he lived,but Leicester,it’s a place where he was killed.

March 16th, 2013 at 21:38

I would love to join your society! I am in Independence, Missouri, USA. Can it be possible that king Richard III did not kill his nephews?

April 23rd, 2013 at 13:29
Dorothea Preis

Hi Juliet, the Richard III Society is a world-wide society. We are one of the four branches in Australia, in New South Wales, though we also have members in other Australian states. As you live in the US, it would probably be best for you to join the American Branch of the Richard III Society. You can find a link to the American Branch (as well as other branches) on our ‘Links‘ page.

April 23rd, 2013 at 19:48

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