Richard III would have wanted a Catholic burial

The academic whose research led to the discovery of King Richard III’s remains says he should be given a Roman Catholic rather than Anglican funeral.

Earlier this year, skeletal remains found beneath a car park in Leicester were confirmed as King Richard’s. But since the find, a disagreement has surfaced about whether he should be buried in Leicester or York.

Dr John Ashdown-Hill says the king was “a very religious man” and would have wanted a Catholic burial.

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