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Wars of the Roses
That’s the new education website from the Richard III Society. I’m delighted to say that on the home page is a photograph taken by Bill, which has been photo-shopped to add in the child. Scroll down the home page until you come to an image of the back of a child looking at some ruins with the heading Step Back In Time – that is a photo of part of Ashby de la Zouch castle taken back in 2010 on a glorious April day with no planes flying as the volcanoes in Iceland were erupting. The web designers are based in Worcester.

Ricardian Resources Online including Harleain MSS 433

Richard III Society Research Blog

Ricardian Britain

The Ricardian
Some issues of The Ricardian can now be consulted and searched online for free.

Richard III Society on Facebook

Richard III Society on twitter: @rsociety_iii

Members of the Richard III Society receive a membership card which must be shown to entitle them to the following discounts:

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle: discounted rate of £7 per person for groups of 12 or more.

Ludlow Castle: discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more.

York Archaeological Trust - Barley Hall and the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences: individual discounts of 15%.

King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester: individual discount of 25%. Tickets are valid for a year for free return entry.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Sutton Cheney, Nuneaton CV13 0AD - 20% off

Donington 1620s House and Garden, Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville LE67 2FW - 20% off

Haddon Hall - individual discount of 10% on full ticket price.

Sudeley Castle no longer offer a discount, as from August 2018.

Tewkesbury Battlefield Society is offering a free guided walk of the battlefield. However, a small donation (£2 - £3) at the end of the tour is requested towards the costs of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society.
Free walks for Branches or Groups can be arranged outside the scheduled walks. These include a tour of the Abbey which would incur a £5 donation per person paid to the Abbey for its upkeep (that is the amount the Abbey suggests per visitor).
The Tewkesbury Battlefield Society also runs a few additional events each year such as talks and extended walks etc. There is a charge for these and the Society is offering a 20% discount to members of the Richard III Society.
Tewkesbury Abbey has a couple of rooms it lets out, if a branch wanted to have a base in the town for a day. There is a small kitchen for teas etc and a café on site. Contact is best made directly to them via the Abbey website.

The Richard III Society donated a Richard III standard to Middleham Castle. It will be flown on the dates below. The standard was officially donated to the castle on behalf of the Society on 2nd October 2016 at 2.30pm by Susan Wells, Deputy Chairman.

1st February - Richard marries Anne 1473
16th March - Queen Anne’s death 1485
26th March - Reburial in Leicester of Richard III 2015
16th April - Edward of Middleham died 1484
29th June - Richard granted the Neville strongholds of Middleham, Sheriff Hutton and Penrith 1471
First weekend in July - Middleham Festival
6th July - Richard III crowned 1483
22nd August - Richard III died 1485
2nd October - Birth of Richard III 1452

Where exact dates are not known for certain events in the aforementioned list, the dates chosen are symbolic and as close to the likely date as we can ascertain. In addition, it has been agreed to fly the banner during the Middleham Festival each July.

English Branches and Groups of the Richard III Society

American Branch of the Richard III Society - Also on Facebook

Australian Branches of the Richard III Society

Canadian Branch of the Richard III Society

New Zealand Branch of the Richard III Society - Also on Facebook

Northern Dales Richard III Group - Not part of the Richard III Society. Also on Facebook

The Society of Friends of King Richard III - no longer available. The Society closed in September 2018.

The Richard III Foundation - no longer available

Geoffrey Richardson's RealRichard Website - no longer available


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