Tag Archives: Leicester

The Next Battle of Bosworth Field – Council approves plan to build test track on battle site

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by Rebecca Reynolds

Bosworth, the battle that killed the last of the Plantagenets, Richard III, and saw the start of one of the greatest ruling dynasties – the Tudors – may soon be the location of a £26m driverless car testing facility. Councillors from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council approved the planning proposal by Japanese-owned Horiba Mira by 12 […]

UK Customs seizure of looted Libyan statue

Posted on: October 22, 2015 by Janet Ulph

A dispute over a highly attractive marble statue sparked headlines in the national press in early September 2015. It had been seized by Customs officers and kept in the British Museum for safekeeping during the legal proceedings. The District Judge, John Zani, had examined the statue there before coming to a decision that it had been […]

New book on Richard III discovery

Posted on: April 15, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A book has recently been published by the team from Leicester University that uncovered the bones of Richard III in a Leicester car park in February 2013. Entitled The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered, it was written by the Greyfriars research team with Maev Kennedy and Len Foxhall. Of course we have commented on […]

Richard III to be reburied this week at Leicester Cathedral

Posted on: March 23, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The remains of Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle (at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485), will be reinterred this week at Leicester Cathedral. Reports show a high turnout for those wanting to pay their last respects: a queue of some 2,000 people stretched its way around the Cathedral today. The human […]

Challenge over reburial of Richard III dismissed

Posted on: May 23, 2014 by Richard Harwood QC

In a lengthy, elegant and literary judgment the High Court has dismissed the challenge to the decision to rebury King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. A three-judge Divisional Court of Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Ouseley and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave ruled that there had been no duty on the Secretary of State for Justice to […]

Richard III: judicial review proceedings adjourned

Posted on: November 26, 2013 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The High Court in London has adjourned until early next year proceedings  in the legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried. Members of the Plantagenet Alliance are challenging the decision to reinter the bones in Leicester Cathedral and wish to have him buried in York Minster.  The judicial review proceedings […]