Leicester Mercury: Crowning Glory

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A gold, garnet and sapphire crown will adorn the coffin of King Richard III when he is finally laid to rest – wherever that might be.

The regal gift has been paid for by Dr John Ashdown-Hill, who worked with Philippa Langley to identify distant relatives of the Plantagenet monarch, which led to his identification.

Dr Ashdown-Hill has said he had no preference where the king is reburied, so the crown has not been committed to any cathedral in particular.

However, clergy at St Martin's in Leicester have said the gift is more than welcome to play a part in proceedings should a judicial review rule in the city's favour, in March.

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Source: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/CROWNING...