The oak coffin in which he lies was made by Michael Ibsen, Richard's nephew 17 times removed, whose family's DNA was used to identify the King's skeleton, and his bones have been packed in wool

The oak coffin in which he lies was made by Michael Ibsen, Richard's nephew 17 times removed, whose family's DNA was used to identify the King's skeleton, and his bones have been packed in wool

The Duke of Gloucester, patron of the Richard III Society, lit the flame of an iron brazier at the ceremony at Bosworth Battlefield

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

The Duke of Gloucester, patron of the Richard III Society, lit the flame of an iron brazier at the ceremony at Bosworth Battlefield

University of Leicester archaeologists discovered the king under a council car park in the city in 2012, after a campaign to find him led by Philippa Langley.  An extensive series of scientific tests established the skeleton, found in a grave too short for his body, was that of the last Yorkist king. His bones show a distinctively curved spine.  However, his final rest was delayed by months after distant relatives brought an unsuccessful legal challenge through the courts arguing he should…

Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Richard III at royal reburial

University of Leicester archaeologists discovered the king under a council car park in the city in 2012, after a campaign to find him led by Philippa Langley. An extensive series of scientific tests established the skeleton, found in a grave too short for his body, was that of the last Yorkist king. His bones show a distinctively curved spine. However, his final rest was delayed by months after distant relatives brought an unsuccessful legal challenge through the courts arguing he should…

salute: Medieval re-enactors in full dress await the coffin at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre on Sunday afternoon

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

salute: Medieval re-enactors in full dress await the coffin at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre on Sunday afternoon

Members of the public are able to view the monarch's coffin until his reburial on Thursday, at a mass which will be led by Justin Welby

It's mad to make this child killer a national hero

Members of the public are able to view the monarch's coffin until his reburial on Thursday, at a mass which will be led by Justin Welby

Richard 111 rd his living decendant..gives D.N.A. to prove the skeleton found is really Richard***

Richard 111 rd his living decendant..gives D.N.A. to prove the skeleton found is really Richard***

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby ties a prayer ribbon to a fence before the reinterment service of King Richard III

Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Richard III at royal reburial

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby ties a prayer ribbon to a fence before the reinterment service of King Richard III

Members of The Kyng's Guard lead the ceremony. The skeleton of Richard III was discovered in 2012 in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester, 500 years after he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

Members of The Kyng's Guard lead the ceremony. The skeleton of Richard III was discovered in 2012 in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester, 500 years after he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth

The congregation listened as the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, said in prayer: 'Grant King Richard a world of rest and peace, free from dust and ashes'

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

The congregation listened as the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, said in prayer: 'Grant King Richard a world of rest and peace, free from dust and ashes'

The cortege makes its way  through Leicester. Richard's hands and feet have been placed in linen bags, embroidered with roses by children at Leicester's Richard III Primary School, and with the King is a wooden rosary, emblazoned with an enamelled White Rose

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

The cortege makes its way through Leicester. Richard's hands and feet have been placed in linen bags, embroidered with roses by children at Leicester's Richard III Primary School, and with the King is a wooden rosary, emblazoned with an enamelled White Rose

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