Exhumation of King Harold Denied

A church court has denied researchers the right to examine the remains of what might have been King Harold. In a followup to last week's story, Chancellor of Chichester Diocese, the Worshipful Mark Hill, has refused permission to exhume what might have been the remains of England's King Harold. The tomb, on the grounds of a medieval church in West Sussex, was discovered and opened in 1954. Scientists had hoped to compare DNA samples with known descendents to prove - or disprove - that the headless, legless body was indeed that of the king killed in the Battle of Hastings.

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