I see that the Catholic Herald has been reporting on a petition for King Richard III to be given a Catholic burial - as he was, in fact... a Catholic. Seems pretty obvious to me. The Eponymous Flower also has a post about it.
As it happens, moved to action by a friend of mine who is a great Richard III devotee, I am already in the midst of organising a Requiem Mass (EF), with the encouragement of the Richard III Society in Manchester, on the day of his interment. The idea is to give him some Catholic Rites more in keeping with the Mass he would have prayed in his day.
I'm not sure we can run to Tudor dishes such as Swan stuffed with widgeon and Beefsteak from an ox roasted whole in the great fireplace but there will be something afterwards to toast his memory as well.
Click on the poster for details.
Thursday 26th March
At St Catherine’s Church
Farington - Leyland - PR25 4QG
(Off Junction 1 M65 or Junction 28 / 29 on M6)
A Requiem Mass in the style and manner of his day.
Sung High Latin Mass
with Singers of the Laeta Cantoribus Choir.
A light Buffet with wine will be served afterwards.
For any further details
Telephone 01772 421174