Richard lll state funeral after car park skeleton found?


Professor Lin Foxhall, head of Leicester University's School of Archaeology, explained the ongoing tests on a body found beneath a car park and the chances of it being the remains of Richard lll, killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

A Conservative MP has called for a state funeral, if DNA tests confirm the identity, saying it follows the tradition for other monarchs.

Chris Skidmore, who is having to re-write his book on the Battle of Bosworth, said there would have to be a debate about who paid for the funeral, and whether it would be an Anglican or Catholic service.


More clips and news on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.