Richard III Hero or Monster – Leicester Crown

Richard III coffin respected by public
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Richard III, 1452 – 1485, re-buried

The queues for the huge crowds snaked the streets around the centre of Leicester ending up at the Cathedral.  This where the coffin on display.

Thousands of people waited for hours to get a view of the fallen King.  His body found in a car park in the City in 2012.  What a surprise.  It made headlines across the country. Everyone wanted to see the body.

Since the announcement of Richard III’s reburial there’s been angry debate about his status as a royal.  Or whether he should be recognised as a brutal monster who, it is said, killed two of his nephews.  What a story.  Great to hear about it.

Richard, the last English king to die in battle, was killed at Bosworth Field in 1485, at the end of the Wars of the Roses.

After the death Richard III’s body taken to the Greyfriars Church in Leicester and buried in a hastily dug grave.

Despite the controversy no hostility from the public who went to see a member of England’s royal family. An amazing experience.

Don’t miss the video.  Great scenes inside the Cathedral.

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