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The reburial of King Richard III, Leicester Cathedral, March 2015

The story of the “king in the car park” went round the world in 2014/15 when the remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet ruler of England, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, were rediscovered underneath a council car park in Leicester.

In March 2015 the remains were re-interred in a more suitable setting, namely Leicester Cathedral, which is literally just over the road from the site of Greyfriars, the monastic establishment of which no trace can now be seen but which was where King Richard’s body was originally laid to rest.

These pictures are of the scene outside the Cathedral on the second of the three days on which people were able to file past the coffin. I decided not to join the queue but to take some photos instead. I went back the following day to join a much shorter queue in order to pay my respects!


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