Princes in Tower will not be dug up

tags: archaeology, discoveries, Telegraph (UK), Richard III, Tower of London



The Church of England, with support from the Queen and government ministers, has reportedly turned down a number of requests to perform forensic tests to establish whether the bones buried in Westminster Abbey are those of the king’s two nephews.

According to previously confidential correspondence, permission to carry out DNA testing has been withheld for fear of setting a precedent for digging up royal remains to test various historical theories.

There was also uncertainty by the church about what would be done with the remains if the DNA tests were negative, The Guardian reported....




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