Mar 22, 2015
By Bob Sheppard
Finally a sendoff fit for a king.
The remains of King Richard the Third have been transferred from the University of Leicester to Leicester Cathedral in central England. They will lie in state there until a reinternment ceremony on Thursday.
The bones of the medieval king were found under a parking lot, buried in a church that had been demolished long ago.
The skeleton was found in 2012, more than 500 years after he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. D-N-A from a Canadian descendent helped make a positive identification of the remains.
In Thursday’s ceremony, organizers will lower the coffin of Richard III into a tomb at Leicester Cathedral.