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Leicester or York?

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FashionFail Thu 07-Feb-13 14:50:35

Reburial in Leicester?

Or in York?

(York! York! York!)

Sailormercury Thu 07-Feb-13 15:57:18

York all the way!

FashionFail Thu 07-Feb-13 16:42:45


TunipTheVegedude Thu 07-Feb-13 16:47:42

York, of course.

Seriously, do you think there is actually any chance they will change the existing plans? The e-petition to the government here is getting stonking numbers of signatures. I suspect if it had been Tony Blair in charge he would definitely go for whatever he thought would win votes, but I'm not sure Cameron's as likely to intervene.
(And yes I know in theory it's nothing to do with the PM, but it could be if they decided to make it so, I am certain.)

usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 16:49:49


usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 16:51:15

If York had wanted him so bad, maybe they should have raised £30 000 to come and find him.

I live in Leicester so am slightly biased.

mummytime Thu 07-Feb-13 16:58:32


Don't live there but think I may have parked in that car park.

thewhistler Thu 07-Feb-13 16:58:58

Mass in York, bury in leicester.

meditrina Thu 07-Feb-13 17:00:58

Normal archaeological practice is nearest consecrated ground to where found.

So Leicester.

Or treat him like a mediaeval saint and pop bits of him in any church that bids enough.

usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 17:02:18

Handy that the Leicester Cathedral was so close grin

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 17:03:09

Leicester. Sorry York. But you were on the losing side at the time...

TunipTheVegedude Thu 07-Feb-13 18:01:15

Isn't that rather rubbing it in though Betty? grin

When I try to discuss the issue with my dcs they are simply scandalised that anyone should consider anything other than what Richard himself wanted. Thing is, he would be much more use to Leicester - York doesn't need any more tourists and the Minster certainly doesn't, whereas Leicester Cathedral must need the money. But Leicester City Council has such a poor record in looking after its museums and heritage. Soulsby makes me very cynical so I want Richard to go to York just to annoy him.

Magrathea Thu 07-Feb-13 18:17:12

My heart says York

but then I am from Yorkshire and live not far from Middleham

my head says it will probably be Leicester

IKnowBecauseIWasThere Thu 07-Feb-13 18:21:40

"Leicester City Council has such a poor record in looking after its museums and heritage"

That'll be the sympathetic setting of Jewry Walls then grin How did the Roman's manage to build it right in the middle of a ring road next to a four laned underpass?

Still say Leicester though <biased>

IKnowBecauseIWasThere Thu 07-Feb-13 18:22:53

aaargh at random apostrophe and use of the word ... laned

TunipTheVegedude Thu 07-Feb-13 18:22:56

oh you're so lucky to live around there Magrathea envy

DH harbours an unrealistic desire to move to Coverdale. It is a bit too far from his work.

TurquoiseCat Thu 07-Feb-13 21:04:06

Iknowbecauseiwasthere - because the romans used to stay in the holiday inn, don'tcha know!

Anyway, Leicester should have the bones. The guildhall next to the cathedral could have a cracking Tudor exhibition to complement the Richard exhibition.

PoppyWearer Thu 07-Feb-13 21:07:41

Leicester, they did all the hard work, they should benefit!

LineRunner Thu 07-Feb-13 21:28:24


Or indeed London, for a monarch.

I'm not enamoured of normal archaeological practice for burials being the driving force, partly because that practice has changed so much over the decades in various countries for contingent reasons, and also - related to the former - because I think there has to be a democratic agreement on what is right and proper for the final visible burial of a historical figure so bound up in a nation's sense of heritage.

WandaDoff Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:29

Westminster abbey.

He was a reigning monarch.

skaen Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:38

York. It should be somewhere where he was loved not hacked to death on the battle field <sentimental>.

Catmint Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:57

Leicester!! Coming home on the train last night, a man across the aisle from me was chatting, he was one of the archeologists who found him! And he lives in my town! Frankly I am amazed.

tribpot Thu 07-Feb-13 21:34:52

Why not London? I'm an East Midlander from childhood and I live in Yorkshire so I think I have about equal allegiance to both smile

fossil971 Thu 07-Feb-13 21:35:02

Leicester. (I've signed the online petition as well).

usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 21:58:28

London can sod off, we need all the tourist attractions we can get in Leicester.

You have loads of dead monarchs in London.

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