Well it would be a nice gesture, esp so at the critical time for western civilization, for the Anglicans to make some inquiries to Rome.
The base of the skull shows the larger of two potentially fatal injuries. This shows clearly how a section of the skull had been sliced off.
he complete skeleton showing the curve of the spine. Supporters of the infamous king, including members of the Richard III Society, hoped the discovery would force academics to rewrite history, which they say has been tainted by exaggerations and false claims.
Many additional photos at above source.
From what I’ve been reading, the plan is to give him a Catholic mass at his reinternment.
But this article is kinda dumb. Richard was NOT a hunchback (he had scoliosis) and there is no evidence that he murdered his nephews. He actually was a brilliant administrator in the North as the Duke of Gloucester and a forward-thinking King. And pretty damned good-looking, too!
What could have not been...
Dick doesn’t care. He’s dead.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
But it's obviously an anachronism to pretend he was an Anglican. Maybe it will cause at least a few people in the UK to take an objective look at the government-imposed religious revolution that swept their country in the 16th Century, as well as an objective look at the traditional Christianity of England that it swept away ... a Christianity that looked a lot more like that of the local TLM parish than it did that of the CofE.
If Richard is to get a religious funeral, it would be fitting that he receive a Catholic one.
He was a Catholic! Of course he should receive a Catholic burial! Anything else would be blasphemy!
An interesting "What If" Alternate History scenario. However, I think there would have been Reformation in England sometime in the 17th Century. Somehow I don't see folks like Oliver Cromwell remaining good Catholics. Therefore there would have been Puritans but when they overthrew the King, there would have been NO Restoration as happened when Charles II was returned to the throne. Most likely England would have remained a Republic which makes for some other interesting scenarios such as would there have been an American Revolution against not the British Crown but a British Republic.
He didn't "interpret the Bible literally," did he???