You may recall Richard III’s skeleton was recently found underneath a Leicester parking lot. While the University of Leicester’s initial plan was to bury him in the Leicester Cathedral, some 26,553 people have since signed a petition requesting he be buried at York Minster instead.
Mr Justice Haddon-Cave on Thursday gave the Plantagenet Alliance permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the Justice Secretary and the University of Leicester, with a full hearing to resolve the case expected later in the year.
But in his written judgment he commented: “It is ironic that the Wars of the Roses appear to be returning whence they started – the Temple. Legend has it that John Beaufort and Richard Plantagenet picked the symbolic red and white roses in Inner and Middle Temple gardens.”
To quote the immortal lyricist Seal, one could dare to call it “a kiss from a rose on the grave.”
Part II: Response letters.