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Archaeologists are to return to the Leicester car park that last year yielded the remains of Richard III, this time in search of the tomb of a knight who died a century earlier.

The team from the University of Leicester hopes to learn more about the history of Grey Friars church, whose priests bravely claimed the body of the dead king, which had been humiliatingly exposed in the town after it was carried naked on the back of a horse from the Bosworth battlefield in August 1485.

This time the team is applying to the Home Office for an exhumation licence for a lead-lined stone sarcophagus, which they believe holds the undisturbed remains of Sir William Moton, believed to have been buried at Grey Friars in 1362. Read more.

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