Return King Richard to York Say Descendants
7:21am 25th February 2013
The living descendants of Richard the Third want him brought back to York.
The kings 500 year old skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester.
The remains are due to be buried at the city's cathedral next year.
Now nine of the King Richard III's descendants say the last monarch of the House of York would have wanted to be buried in York.
Over 23,000 people have signed a petition to have the kings remains brought back to the city.
The statement from King Richard III's descendants:
We the under named do hereby most respectfully demand that the remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England and our mutual ancestor, be returned to the City of York for formal, ceremonial re-burial.
We believe that such an interment was the desire of King Richard in life and we have written this statement so that his wishes may be fully recognised and upheld.
King Richard III was the last King of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty which had ruled England since the succession of King Henry II in 1154.
We the under named blood descendants unreservedly believe that King Richard is deserving of great recognition and respect and hereby agree to dutifully uphold his memory.
With due humility and affection, we are and will remain his Majesty’s representatives and voice
Charles E Brunner (17th Great Nephew), Stephen Guy Nicolay (16th Great Nephew) Vanessa Maria Roe (16th Great Niece), Jacob Daniel Tyler (17th Great Nephew) Paul Tyler (16th Great Nephew), Raymond Torrence Bertram Roe (15th Great Nephew) Linda Jane Roe (16th Great Niece), Eleanor Bianca Lupton (17th Great Niece) Charlotte Jane Lupton (17th Great Niece)
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