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Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III

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A British High Court judge granted a group of Richard's relatives the right to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester. The relatives want him buried in the northern England city of York, claiming it was the king's wish. Richard was killed in battle in 1485. His skeleton was found last year under a Leicester parking lot.

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A view of the skeleton of England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Friday Aug. 16, 2013 granted a group of Richard's relatives the right to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year.

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He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard's relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the central England city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year.
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    • A British High Court judge granted a group of Richardís relatives the right to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester. The relatives want him buried in the northern England city of York, claiming it was the kingís wish. Richard was killed in battle in 1485. His skeleton was found last year under a Leicester parking lot.
    • A view of the skeleton of Englandís King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Friday Aug. 16, 2013 granted a group of Richardís relatives the right to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year.
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