24 May 2014

Richard III's descendants lose burial rights

10:44 pm on 24 May 2014

The English descendants of the hunchback King Richard III have lost a court battle to decide where he should be reburied.

His remains were found beneath a council car park in Leicester, near the scene of the Battle of Bosworth where he died in 1485 defending his right to the throne.

Richard's death ended the Plantagenet dynasty, making way for the Tudors.

His descendants wanted him buried in his ancestral home of York but a court has ruled that he should be interred in Leicester Cathedral.