Richard III is one of the most polarising monarchs in British history: decried for centuries as a child murderer, he is feted by some as a champion of reform.
The last English monarch to be killed in battle – whose death effectively marked the end of the Middle Ages – is being buried in Leicester today.
But this being 2015, social media has somehow become involved.
A long-running Twitter account pretending to be the last of the Plantagenets decided to livetweet the event from the perspective of the coffin.
Blimey.....its nice and warm down here.....— Richard III (@richard_third) March 26, 2015
He took particular issue with the modern rendition of the national anthem.
And signed off for the day.
Settling in nicely. Time for another nap. Ta-ra #welliamtheking— Richard III (@richard_third) March 26, 2015
It's not clear whether the impersonator will be back to comment on events in subterranean Leicester.