Divisive arguments, including death threats, mar the decision on where to bury the remains of Richard III.
The city of Leicester claims Richard's body since it was buried there, but Leicester was his defeat, and the cathedral is tiny and was only designated as a cathedral in 1927. York claims Richard since he was the Duke of York and his love for the city is well known. He planned to build a chapel in York Minster, so York is saying that it is the better place for his final burial. Nine of his living relatives want him buried in York. Other suggested locations include Westminster Abbey where is wife is buried; St. George's Chapel Windsor where his brother (Edward IV) lies; or in Fotheringhay, his childhood home and where his father was reinterred.
According to the New Statesman, "...the debate, which has become polarised now between York and Leicester, is taking such a vituperative turn that it has provoked debate in the House of Commons and intervention by the police." And the argument continues even into Parliament's House of Commons.