Yet More on Richard III

The Church of England - - ENGLAND ON SUNDAY -

It looks as though the cam­paign of a small vil­lage in Suf­folk with a large and his­toric me­dieval church to se­cure the re­mains of Richard III has re­ceived epis­co­pal sup­port. On a visit to St Mary’s Church Wor tham, near Eye, where he blessed a new stained glass win­dow, Bishop Nigel Stock de­clared his sup­port for the Richard III be­ing buried next to his sis­ter, the Count­ess de la Pole, in Wingfield par­ish church. ‘I can un­der­stand why Leicester Cathe­dral would have the tomb (any­thing to en­hance this city and its unique sell­ing point) but let me put in a bid for Wingfield’, he an­nounced. ‘Here Richard III would be laid to rest next to his sis­ter’. No doubt both Leicester and York will fire shots in re­ply, not keen to have an in­truder move in to their in­creas­ingly bit­ter re-run of the Wars of the Roses. Wingfield, mean­while is in­ves­ti­gat­ing, how they could suit­ably house Richard’s re­mains close to the mag­nif­i­cent tomb that con­tains the bones of his sis­ter and her hus­band.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.