Britons should get a say on carpark king's remains: Judge
LONDON (AFP) - The British public should be consulted on the final resting place of Richard III, the 15th-century king whose skeleton was found under a carpark, a judge ruled on Friday.
The bones of King Richard, a controversial monarch demonised by Shakespeare, were dug up last year outside a municipal building in Leicester, central England.
The University of Leicester, whose archaeologists found the site, have claimed the remains as their own and planned to rebury them at Leicester Cathedral, a decision endorsed by the government.
However, descendants of the king and other campaigners want him buried in York, the northern city which formed his power base and gave its name to his family.