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Fifteen living relatives of Richard III, whose body was exhumed from a Leicester car park last year, are threatening to launch a legal challenge seeking the monarch’s reburial in York Minster.

Although the last English king to die in battle perished almost 500 years before the European convention on human rights came into force, his distant relatives are claiming they were not consulted and that their rights have been breached.

An application for judicial review is to be lodged by lawyers in Leeds on behalf of the Plantagenet Alliance. They are bringing the action against the Ministry of Justice, which granted the archaeological excavation licence to Leicester University. Read more.

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    Always have to be sure that ALL interested parties have been consulted… Tisk tisk!
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    so they should have left him in a car park?
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    Interesting…
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    I just hope that this can actually DO something.
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    Can you feel the earth shaking under the enthusiasm of my happy dance?