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Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III

LONDON — He’s been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England’s King Richard III.

A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard’s relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year.

Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said the Plantagenet Alliance could take action against the government and the University of Leicester — though he hoped the opposing sides would settle out of court.

The government has given Leicester Cathedral permission to rebury the king, but the relatives want him buried in the northern England city of York, claiming it was Richard’s wish.

Richard was killed in battle in 1485. His skeleton was found under a Leicester parking lot.



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