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Richard tomb: row rumbles on

Posted on: September 30, 2013 2:08 PM
detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III
Photo Credit: LEicester Cathedral
Related Categories: England, Leicester, Richard III

[Church Times by Paul Wilkinson]A proposed design for a tomb to hold the remains of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral has had a mixed reception.

The Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd David Monteith, described the proposal, unveiled last week, as "regal and respectful in its elegant simplicity, as befits the final resting place of a king of England".

But Richard's 16th great-niece, Vanessa Roe, said that the use of a block of Yorkshire limestone, incised with a simple cross, made it look like something from IKEA; and some members of the Richard III Society are threatening to withhold cash that was pledged to fund a tomb.

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