Richard III reinterment in Leicester: ‘I’m sick to death of the humiliation that is being heaped upon this anointed king’

Philippa Langley, the amateur historian who found Richard III’s body. (Reuters)Some 527 years after Richard III was put in his grave at the end of a bitter battle in the English Midlands, the discovery of his remains underneath a Leicester car park and their removal started a new, bitter conflict drenched in the sectarian rhetoric of old.

On one side, the city of Leicester’s institutions: its university, city council and cathedral. On the other, a loyal band of Yorkists, the Ricardians who will not let half a millennia of history stand in the way of what they say was Richard III’s wish – and right – to be buried in the ancient city of York.

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