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".
At some point, Britain slipped from being eccentric to silly. #richardreburied— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) March 22, 2015
Of course #richardreburied is just the first in a whole series of televised celebrity reburials. Next week it's Jim Morrison.— Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) March 22, 2015
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...
Are people really crying??? #richardreburied— Rachael Collins (@Beckenham_Girl) March 22, 2015
The whole thing became uneasy viewing...
With a certain amount of trepidation, watching a bit of C4's #Richardreburied. I just find the whole thing a bit... odd and uncomfortable.— Alex Allan (@hildeleoma) March 22, 2015
#richardreburied This is all very strange, even for us it's incredibly odd!— Charlie Featherstone (@charliecat82) March 22, 2015
My take on #richardreburied - weird and slightly pointless. Just why?— rosamundi ن (@rosamundi) March 22, 2015
It's the wrong place, the wrong denomination & - given his reputation - the wrong King to bury with such pageantry. Weird. #richardreburied— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) March 22, 2015
Watching people talk about a murderous tyrant in terms of 'love, respect, and dignity' is a bit weird #richardreburied— Dave Robinson (@davidrobbo66) March 22, 2015
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But it did have more than its fair share of fans.
That was an amazing day to be really proud of #richardreburied— city wardens (@citywardens) March 22, 2015
What an amazing day! Well done everyone we should all be very proud!! #richardreburied— LeicestershirePolice (@leicspolice) March 22, 2015
And there was one thing that many people could agree on...
The problem with David Starkey is someone once called him "the rudest man somewhere" & he's been trying to live up to it ever since.— Graham Lowell (@GKLowell) March 22, 2015
Would David Starkey get away with being that insulting to professionals if he were a women talking to three men ?— Rachael Johnson (@rachaelhjohnson) March 22, 2015
David Starkey called Philippa Langley "a Ricardian loon" on TV.He should be reminded that it's possible to disagree without personal attacks— Carolyn Harris (@royalhistorian) March 22, 2015
David Starkey trending. Again. Who has he pissed off this time?— Chris Winters (@akwinters) March 22, 2015