Today in History – Richard III is Buried in Leicester Cathedral

26 Mar

In 1485, King Richard III was viciously killed in the Battle of Bosworth and his remains buried with little care and no ceremony at the Greyfriars Church in Leicester, which Henry VIII had torn down during the English Reformation, and the grave was lost.  Five centuries later in 2012, the remains were discovered under what had become a parking lot.

Today, Richard III was finally reburied with the reverence and respect denied him when Henry Tudor seized the throne of England that dark August day.  He will now rest in Leicester Cathedral.

You can get the details of the service below.

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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Today in History


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