Britain Pays Final Respect to King Richard III

March 26, 2015 5:38 PM

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A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

Royalty, religious leaders and actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard's distant relatives and curious Britons for a service in Leicester Cathedral that saw Richard's bones buried with dignity, 530 years after his violent death.

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