It took 500 years for this king to get his burial
He was the king of England, but for over 528 years he lay without a coffin hidden away in an unmarked, and unforgotten grave in a parking lot. King Richard ΙΙΙ ruled England between 1483 and 1485. He died during the Wars of the Roses in August of 1485 at the battle of Bosworth field in the English Midlands.
King Richard III was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. King Richard III was born on October 2, 1452 at the Fotheringay Castle, and he died on August 22, 1485 at Ambion Hill. King Richard III was married to Anne Neville, and his children were Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, and John of Gloucester.
King Richard III's rule was challenged, and he was eventually defeated by the Army of Henry Tudor, who took the English throne right after King Richard III's death. King Richard III brought liberal reforms to England, which included lifting restrictions on books and printing presses. After King Richard III's death his reputation was attacked, where few monarchs have experienced and seen their reputations decline as much after death as King Richard III experienced and went through.
After his death King Richard III's reputation was trashed by the Tudor historians. They accused King Richard III of a myriad of crimes. The most famous crime was the murder of his two nephews known as the "Princes in the Tower". Hopefully with the rescue of King Richard III's remains a revival of his reputation will soon follow.
Scientists unearthed King Richard III's skeleton from under a municipal parking lot in Leicester, England. This site was originally a long forgotten church monastery until 1538, where King Richard III's body was buried by Franciscan Monks of Grey Friars. The remains after a battery of test, which included a DNA test from a distant living relative, proved that beyond a reasonable doubt that these were the remains of King Richard III. Finally at last next year sometime King Richard III will finally get lifted from anonymity, and get a proper and much deserved king's burial. There will be a complete ceremony in Leicester cathedral that he most justly deserves.
I remember very well from my school days that King Richard III was always portrayed as some sort of villain. It's great that everything has finally come all the way back around in a full circle. The old adage what comes around goes around always seems to hold true and fall into to it's proper place, even if it sometimes takes 500 years for all of this to happen.
This just goes to prove that you can't hide history!
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