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The completed stone tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral following his reinterment (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

More than 20,000 people have visited the king’s coffin

Cardinal Nichols, second from the right on the front row, at the Service of Compline on Sunday (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the former king in Leicester today

Richard III: a monster

Richard almost certainly murdered his nephews. Why does he attract such a fan club?

Richard III Society member Philippa Langley stands beside a facial reconstruction of the king (Photo: PA)

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