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A KING, AN ABUSED CHURCH, AND A COMEDY OF COPES

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Here is a recent Post from my personal Blog BUT NOUGHT.BLOGSPOT .It equally merits a place here on Vexilla Regis.


The occasion of the re-burial of the lately re-discovered remains of King Richard III, and their re-interment in the Anglican Cathedral of Leicester,a City 1 1/2 hours North of London and 1 hour South of Birmingham, might well  have caused His Majesty's rather pained look in the above image. 

 Leicester is in the region known as East Midlands.As you will no doubt have read, following his death on 22nd August ,1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field, his remains were interred in the Greyfriars (Franciscan) Priory  church in Leicester. This was destroyed during the Protestant Deformation.The King's remains were thought irretrievably lost until in 2012, they were discovered during the archaeological excavation under a Municipal Car Park.


There were several highly-dedicated enthusiasts who pursued the quest to locate the King's remains. The skeleton was not hard to ident…