Richard III

DNA tests have shown that there is a cuckoo in the nest

There will be no prayers for his soul at this interfaith farrago in the presence of leaders of ‘the world faiths’ and the archbishop of Canterbury

Cardinal Nichols will also celebrate Requiem Mass for Catholic king

The King believed his first marriage had broken a biblical rule against marrying your brother’s wife

Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins’ War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague

There is no evidence of endowments set up to pay for prayers for the princes – Henry may have been scared of inspiring a religious cult

The Catholic culture of the time may have persuaded Richard that the Princes in the Tower needed to ‘disappear’

The fate of James IV of Scots seems to point to a tradition that left the Tudors inured to the mistreatment of the dead

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us

To bury England’s last Plantagenet King, a man of considerable piety, as though he had been a Protestant would be an utterly offensive act