King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485, and whose grave was forgotten and later discovered in 2012 to be under a parking lot at the location of a medieval friary. The remains were brought to the Leicester cathedral Sunday night during a service of Compline and he will be reburied on Thursday.
In the medieval rite of reburial, before reinterment the person’s remains were placed in the church while its usual pattern of worship continued.
This same pattern is being followed in the Cathedral this week: the remains will be in repose until Thursday when they will be reinterred during a special service based on Morning Prayer. from the website of the Archbishop
To follow more on Richard’s reburial please visit King Richard in Leicester website