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Richard III gets reburial in Leicester

Hundreds of people are queuing to see the coffin of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.

King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth field in 1485 during the War of the Roses. The victor of the battle was Henry VII the Tudor who was succeeded by Henry VIII and later Elizabeth I.

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Richard III

Richard III

Richard’s skeleton was discovered in a car park during a archaeological dig in 2012.

After his death on the battlefield his mutilated body was taken and buried in a hastily dug grave. During the Tudor monarchy, he was demonised by Shakespeare’s play as the hunchback villain who imprisoned the legitimate princes in the tower.

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Richard's remains found in 2012.

Richard’s remains found in 2012.

Over 35,000 people have attended the route of the cortege as it traveled through Leicestershire towards the cathedral.

By Daniel Turner

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