Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Richard III to be reburied in Leicester

Posted on

Richard III only reigned as King of England for two short years, from 1483 to 1485 — the same amount of time it has taken the Royal Courts of Justice to decide that the former monarch’s remains should stay in Leicester, where they were first discovered in 2012.

Richard III, the subject of William Shakespeare’s eponymous play, died in 1485’s Battle of Bosworth Field in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance, a group made up of distant relatives of Richard III, fought for his remains to be reburied in York (Richard III was the last monarch from the House of York) — but they lost out to the Royal Courts of Justice, who ruled Friday that Richard III will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.

The city of Leicester is planning to rebury Richard III in spring 2015. For more details, head over to CNN.