During my recent visit to York, I was asked to support a campaign to bring the body of king Richard III back to the city for burial in York Minster. You may recall that Richard was the reputed hunchback who is also often accused of having murdered his young nephews in the Tower of London. He came to a violent end at the Battle of Bosworth and his skeleton was recently found under a car park in Leicester.
You’d think he wasn’t a particularly lovable king but he has his supporters who believe he’s been badly wronged and given an unfair image by Shakespeare and his Tudor enemies. So – there is a petition to the United Kingdom government to bring him back to York and give him a full royal funeral. If you feel very vexed about this yourself – here are all the details.