Aug 16, 2013
By Michael Kramer
He’s been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England’s King Richard III.
A British High Court judge has granted a group of Richard’s relatives permission to challenge plans to re-bury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester – where his remains were found last year.
Judge Charles Haddon-Cave says The Plantagenet Alliance can take action against the government and the University of Leicester.
The government has given Leicester Cathedral permission to rebury the King, but his relatives want him buried in the northern England city of York – claiming it was Richard’s wish.
Richard was killed in battle in 1485. His skeleton was found under a Leicester parking lot.