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22/03/2015 20:05 GMT | Updated 23/03/2015 21:59 GMT

Richard III Reburial Leaves The Nation Scratching Its Head

The mortal remains of Richard III were returned to Bosworth on Sunday where he fell in battle 530 years ago.

The ceremony was filled with pageantry, costumes and even a 21-gun salute leading many to describe it as "pantomime".

The levels of emotion associated with the event were remarkable with campaigners who petitioned for Richard III to be reburied in York predictably dismayed.

Garry Booker posted: "So, after all these centuries, King Richard must still endure injustice by being reburied in the wrong cathedral, something that looks like descending into a cheap jamboree ... instead of the full state funeral befitting a great man and king.

"In his lifetime he suffered the treachery of lesser mortals. He suffered the same treachery on the day of the Battle of Bosworth and has had to suffer the false accusation of murder for all this time.

"Now, sadly, the powers-that-be still cannot give him a modicum of justice by returning him to his rightful cathedral of York with the full pomp of state."

There were even tears...

The whole thing became uneasy viewing...

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