If you're interested in history, then it's very relevant and matters. I used to be big on the old kingdoms etc, but have gone a little wayward and become more of a technology geek nowadays. Still, I find the story interesting, and does raise a few questions too.
History, outwith the 20th and, if you want to call it history 21st centuries has never been my bag (never did history in school past compulsory level, only history books I really read are WWII with a little WWI and Cold War for good measure and related reading). Again, I apologise in advance if the question I'm about to ask just comes off as totally ignorant. If he has been dead and buried for so long, does it really matter? Was it worth the time and money taken to carefully dig this body up? Will it have any real impact on our understanding of events long since past? Will it become a tourist attraction or be an addition to the Cathedral where I think I read it was going?
It's cool they can find a corpse and determine, with reasonable certainty who it was given it's age. And if it is likely to be worthwhile in a grander scheme (either as knowledge or understanding of a previous event, or financially as a tourist attraction type thing) that's fine. But I struggle to see the value. Perhaps I'm just some kind of history heathen and missed the point. I'm sure a number of people would find the stuff I'm interested in equally pointless. Again, I do not mean to offend, I just need a little enlightenment about why this is important