On a sunny day in the middle of England, after more than 500 years, Richard III finally got a king's funeral procession Sunday.
The former king's remains, accompanied by a military escort, were taken through notable landmarks from his reign, including the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field where he died. (Video via Channel 4)
Before the procession left the University of Leicester, Richard's descendants laid white roses — a symbol his royal house of York — on his casket, which his 17th great grand-nephew crafted. (Video via BBC)
Those descendants played a crucial role in identifying Richard's remains, which were excavated from a parking lot in Leicester by university researchers in 2012. (Video via University of Leicester)
By tracking the lineage of the former king's sister, researchers were able to test the DNA of two descendants against those of the remains. In February of 2013, the researchers announced they had a match. (Video via University of Leicester)
Since then, experts have worked to reconstruct the king's face and conducted an exhaustive examination of his remains to determine details about his death.
Those plans weren't without their opponents though: A group of people claiming to also be descendants of Richard III argued the king should be buried in Yorkshire, where he spent much of his life. (Video via Sky News)
The remains arrived at the cathedral Sunday and will be buried there on Thursday. (Video via The Telegraph)
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