ENGLAND (NBC News) – A cortege carrying the remains of King Richard III began a solemn tour early Sunday to the site where he was killed, 530 years ago.
Richard’s coffin was taken from the University of Leicester, where it has been since his remains were discovered under a parking lot in 2012.
The team who discovered his remains accompanied the hearse transporting Richard’s coffin to Fenn Lane farm in the village of Dadlington, the site believed to be closest to where he died.
The procession then passed through a number of villages before stopping at Saint Nicholas’ church in Leicester for a short service.
Richard III was the last English king to die in battle. He was killed at Botsworth in 1485.
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