This Day in History: 2015-03-26

On 26th March 2015, a reinternment ceremony for the remains of Richard III (one time lord of Sandal) was held at Leicester Cathedral. The ‘Looking for Richard Project’ led by the Richard III Society and in conjunction with Leicester City Council and the University of Leicester had found remains under a city car park and, through mitochondrial DNA testing with living descendants of Richard’s sister, Anne of York, had proven the remains were those of the king. His funeral service was attended by the current Duke of Gloucester and distant relatives, including the actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.