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Cathedral unveils plans for 'simple' Richard III memorial as battle for remains rages

A new War of the Roses is raging over the remains of King Richard III.

As England's Leicester Cathedral reveals details of plans to rebury the 15th-century English monarch, a rival cathedral says it has received hate mail.

York Minster says it has been sent "a small number" of abusive letters, which have been passed to cathedral security.

Officials in York want Richard buried in the northern English city because of its strong ties to the king, who belonged to the House of York.

Richard's skeleton was discovered last year under a parking lot in Leicester, central England. He died nearby in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

Leicester Cathedral released design guidelines Wednesday for the king's reburial, including a memorial of "simple dignity" marked by a stone slab.