A high court judge has given permission for
descendants of Richard III to challenge plans to
rebury the king's remains in Leicester rather than
York, but counselled both sides against engaging
in an "unseemly, undignified and unedifying" legal
rerun of the Wars of the Roses. Richard's twisted
and hacked skeleton was unearthed in a Leicester
council car park last September, 527 years after he
was killed at the battle of Bosworth Field and hurriedly
buried in the church of the Greyfriars.
... there were economic issues to be considered
in terms of prestige and tourism. "The benefit in terms of
prestige and increased tourism to the city or place or
institution which eventually secures these royal remains
is obvious," he noted. "It is said that the footfall at Leicester
cathedral has increased 20-fold since the discovery."