Why do Yorkshire want Richard III?Watch this thread
Didn't help when you rang up Asda to ask if they'd seen a troll anywhere. I was so upset that I didn't sleep for a week.//.wdsf.a.
For the lovely newcomers to Under The Bridge - we found little Angelina Trollington in the boot of the car a few weeks later.
Well probably because Richard was a member of the House of York
True. However, the Wars of the Roses were most certainly not a conflict between Yorkshire and Lancashire. In fact, the Yorkist power base was centred strongly in the south, while Lancastrians were strong in the north and, later, the midlands. These were family names (based on nobler titles only), not geographically relevant terms.
He was the son of Richard, Duke of York, and thus belonged to the House of York and throughout a great deal of his Yorkist brother Edward IV's reign, he was based in the North of England. He was the Duke of Gloucester and so obviously he is linked to several places in the country so many places can claim the right to hold his body but I don't think Leicester has as strong a claim. I don't believe that he should have been buried in Leicester because he was found there; if Queen Elizabeth II's remains were discovered in Ukraine in many years time, they would return her to England. Also his death marked the defeat of the House of York so I doubt he'd want to be remotely near the location of the Battle of Bosworth but that's just what I'd be thinking.