Richard III reinterment to reignite the Wars of the Roses?
British newspaper The Independent published an article yesterday, "Yorkists fear an elaborate King Richard III reburial could reignite War [sic] of the Roses" giving details of the ceremonial route for the cortege but highlighting concerns raised by Mary McKenzie of the For Richard Society who commented that: "“It should be a quieter, more religious affair, with more of his personal faith in the service [...] The route probably wouldn't have much relevance for Richard as his body was treated so badly on its return from Bosworth to Leicester" and goes on to say: "We have had letters from academics who fear he will be abused on this final journey. Already we have seen someone place a red rose on Richard's statue at Leicester Cathedral. Even now there are people who would call him an usurper when his body is on public display."
What are your thoughts on the arrangements for Richard III's reinterment and the cortege route?
Source: Yorkists fear an elaborate King Richard III reburial could reignite War of the Roses , The Independent, 14 October 2014.
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