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Richard III - definitely legitimate

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

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III (CNS)

There will be no prayers for his soul at this interfaith farrago in the presence of leaders of ‘the world faiths’ and the archbishop of Canterbury

Richard III

Cardinal Nichols will also celebrate Requiem Mass for Catholic king

Pope Francis has said that one should not 'jealously guard' his or her life (CNS)

Henry VIII and his ‘cursed’ marriage

The King believed his first marriage had broken a biblical rule against marrying your brother’s wife

Philippa Gregory (PA)

Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins’ War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague

The death mask of Henry VII, Tudor King of England 1485-1509, at Westminster Abbey

There is no evidence of endowments set up to pay for prayers for the princes – Henry may have been scared of inspiring a religious cult

Kevin Spacey playing Richard III (PA)

The Catholic culture of the time may have persuaded Richard that the Princes in the Tower needed to ‘disappear’

A team of medieval jousters practice before the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden at Traquair House in May (PA)

The fate of James IV of Scots seems to point to a tradition that left the Tudors inured to the mistreatment of the dead

Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, who play Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (AP)

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us

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