Professor Lin Foxhall
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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.


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  • 17 Sep 2012
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