King Harold to be Disinterred
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2003-11-30 17:30
Guardian Unlimited: If archaeologists have their way, a tomb containing remains, which may or may
not be those of King Harold, the last Anglo Saxon ruler of England, will soon
Archaeologists have requested church officials to give permission for an
unmarked tomb at Holy Trinity Church at Bosham, West Sussex to be opened. They
believe that the grave may contain the remains of King Harold, the last Anglo
Saxon ruler of England killed in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Researchers
hope that bones found in the grave can be DNA tested against the DNA of those
who claim to be descendents of Harold.
Many historians believe that this could
not be the final resting place of King Harold, since his body was taken in
secrcy to Waltham Abbey in Essex in order to keep his grave from becoming a
source of pilgrimage.
The diocese is expected to give their decision at a later date.