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Richard III: A Medieval Relic?

By no stretch of the imagination was Richard III a saint, but the furore that sprung up around his discovery and reburial was strongly reminiscent of a medieval cult of sainthood.

Souvenirs from the King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester.'No cathedral has seen anything like this before.' These were the words of Channel Four's Krishnan Guru-Murthy, spoken at Leicester Cathedral on March 22nd, 2015, ahead of a week of celebrations marking the reburial of Richard III.

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