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Rebury Richard III in St George’s, Windsor

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01 February 2013

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From Mr Robert Lewis
Sir, - I wonder why Kim Harding (Letters, 18 January) believes that there are only two possibilities (Westminster Abbey or York Minster) for the final resting place of King Richard III as "an anointed and crowned monarch of England"? Surely Windsor Castle is also a prime contender.

Although Richard III is said to have made only brief use of Windsor before his defeat at Bosworth Field, he did himself have the body of King Henry VI moved to the Castle from Chertsey Abbey to enable it to be visited more easily by pilgrims.

Surely it would be more cost-effective in these straitened times to inter Richard III in a vacant space within the existing Royal Vault at St George's Chapel, placing an appropriate plaque on the chapel wall, rather than construct a new tomb at considerable expense elsewhere.

ROBERT LEWIS
Flat 2, Hamilton House
64 Canon Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9JW

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