Nov 26, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The first legal shots have been fired in a London court battle over the burial of King Richard III.
Since Richard’s skeleton was discovered last year under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester, a dispute has beeen simmering over where the royal remains should be reburied.
Distant relatives of the monarch are challenging plans to place the bones at Leicester Cathedral – because they say that Richard wanted to be buried in York.
Three High Court judges have adjourned the proceedings -to allow Leicester city council to play a role in the case.
Richard was killed in the Battle of Bosworth near Leicester in 1485 -ending the Wars of the Roses.
The king was quickly buried without a coffin.