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King Richard III to be buried in York


12:01am 15th September 2012

If the remains of King Richard III have been discovered he should be buried in York Minster.

That's what Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom thinks.

It's after Archaeologist uncovered remains in Leicester which are thought to be the Kings.

DNA from the bones is being tested.

Statement from Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom:

Acheaologists have just uncovered remains in carpark in Leicester  -believed to belong to the King

Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom thinks if DNA confirm his identity he should be burried in the Minster.

Following the discovery of what is believed to be Richard III's body MEP Godfrey Bloom is urging reburial in York Minster.

"He was the last Yorkist king and if DNA tests confirm his identity, which I suspect they will, I think it is only right that he should be interred in York.

"As a keen member of the Richard III Society I have a particular interest in this subject. His memory has been maligned for far too long and he should be laid to rest in peace in York," said Mr Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire.

"I feel so strongly about this that I have written to the Dean and Chapter in York and hope very much that they will agree with this idea and help bring it to fruition once the DNA test results are known," he added.

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