A church in Bosham has been ordered to allow for the exhumation of a body buried under it which is believed to be that of King Harold II.
The remains of a body was discovered in 1954 lying beneath the arch of Holy Trinity Church and the The English Liberty Foundation believes there is ‘overwhelming’ evidence it is King Harold’s.
Members made a declaration today, demanding that the Diocese of Chichester begin the process of exhumation within one year to allow for DNA testing.
Michael Willhelm, a member of the group, read out a declaration of intent just before midday today (October 14) - on the anniversary of the battle of Hastings.
He said that failure to meet their demands within a year will result in the group taking legal action and appropriate peaceful direct action.
He also raised the white dragon flag of the Anglo Saxon people of England.
Read the full story in this week’s Observer.
Photo shows Michael Willhelm and Alan Williams, father and son, during the declaration at the church.