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Cardinal Nichols presiding over the Requiem Mass for the repose of Richard III's soul (Flickr/Mazur)

The vestment, worn by Cardinal Nichols at the Requiem Mass last week, will be displayed at Ushaw College

Not our most beloved leader

Richard III’s (alleged) killing of his nephews broke the ultimate taboo

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's coffin inside Leicester Cathedral (PA)

Cardinal gives homily during historic ceremony in Leicester on Sunday

The reconstructed face of Richard III

In defence of Richard III

The king was no usurper and had no motive for killing the ‘princes in the tower’

'Richard III has a certain appeal, in that he is the centre of an historical whodunit' (PA)

What history obsessives get right

It is odd that Richard III merits star treatment but Britain’s obsession with its history does have its benefits

Richard III: a monster

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

A view of Richard III's skeleton (CNS)

A Requiem Mass in the traditional Latin form will be offered at a Lancashire church on the same day the king’s remains are reinterred in Leicester

Philippa Langley with the face of Richard III (Photo: PA)

Petition is organised by historians whose efforts led to the discovery of the king’s remains

Richard III - definitely legitimate

DNA tests have shown that there is a cuckoo in the nest