Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Tomb Of Richard III

They dug Richard's body out of its grave under a Leicester car park in 2012- and it has lain in Leicester cathedral since 2015. The intervening three years were taken up with testing to establish his identity, wrangling over the final burial site (York and Westminster both coveted him) and designing his tomb. I always wanted Leicester to win and I believe they've done him proud.

He lies behind the central altar in a space open to the public. The stone is Swaledale granite (so Yorkshire gets a look-in) on a base of Kilkenny marble. The design by van Heningen and Haward is simple and bold, medieval in inspiration, modern in execution...

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