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    Richard III burial place

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    A battle is brewing over Richard III's skeleton found in a Leicester car park - as York demands the king be returned to his "spiritual home". Richard, the last monarch of the House of York, grew up at Middleham Castle in the Yorkshire Dales and visited York several times during his 26-month reign. Known as Richard of York before his coronation, he also funded part of the city's Medieval gated walls where a Richard III Museum can be found. The monarch's links with Yorkshire are also celebrated with a Richard III Hotel in Middleham and a Yorkshire-made Richard III Wensleydale cheese in the Dales. However, the exhumation licence issued by the Ministry of Justice says that the remains should be buried in Leicester and preparations for burial at the city's cathedral have already begun.