The Legendary Ten Seconds

A different version of the song about the Richard III Society.

History Book Part Two from The Legendary Ten Seconds is out now. You can listen to all the tracks on YouTube. For information about it and to buy it follow this link.
It contains two Ricardian songs; one about the De Cobham Household Wars of the Roses re-enactment group, and the other the Ricardian Dream - victory for Richard at Bosworth.

A review of Distant Echoes: Richard III Speaks by Joanne R. Larner, who was inspired to write this book by one of the songs of The Legendary Ten Seconds.

Thrilling Blunder Stories on youtube, the latest album. It contains songs about all sorts of topics.

There is a nice feature in this link about the instrumental version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and the Ricardian Instrumental Legends album.

Information about the Devon Roses album on the Murrey and Blue blog.

Information about Instrumental Legends and links to other albums by the group.

Instrumental Legends is now available.

A review of Mer de Mort.

Who Layeth There from History Book Part One about Coldridge Church and Edward V.

Here is a link to a video made for Devon Roses, a new Ricardian album recorded to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Devon & Cornwall Branch of the Richard III Society. It includes snippets of some of the songs that are on the album with photos of the lady singers of the Legendary Ten Seconds.
You can buy the CD from these retailers and from the band's website:
CD Baby
Amazon in Britain
Amazon in America
The Legendary Ten Seconds

The comedy song about the Mortimers recorded by The Legendary Ten Seconds for the Mortimer History Society is available from Amazon. It features the vocal talents of the actor John Challis as Boycie.
You can hear it here.

This album from The Legendary Ten Seconds is called The History Book Part One. About half the songs are Ricardian.

You can listen to the songs.

You can also hear them on The Legendary Ten Seconds website.

A video of the artwork for the History Book Part One album cover. The new King in the Car Park recording from the CD version of the album is the background music.

Mer de Mort is an album by The Legendary Ten Seconds, all about the Mortimer family, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Mortimer History Society in 2019.

Watch a video about the album.

Listen to previews of the tracks.

You can buy from the Mortimer History Society, from the Worcestershire Branch of the Richard III Society, or by paypal on the website of The Legendary Ten Seconds.

More information about the album on the Medieval Archives website.

A song for the Harrington Wars of the Roses reenactment groups, using photos of the 2 reenactment groups at the August 2018 Bosworth event and also a video clip that Ian Churchward recorded at Tewkesbury several years ago. There are two different Harrington groups. One is called the Harrington Household and the other one is Sir William Harrington's Companye.
The lyrics came mostly from the website for Sir William Harrington's Companye.

A promotional video for The King's Man, a novel by Alex Marchant.

Ian Churchward and his wife Elaine performing their Ricardian songs at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre on 18 August 2018.

Richard Victorious, a novel about Richard III by Shirley Hall, accompanied by a video and new song by Ian Churchward.

The Chapel of Sir John in Coldridge Church in Devon, containing the stained glass window of Edward V. All the photos in the video were taken by Ian, apart from one of a carving in a wooden screen.

A song about The Lady Anne Neville, to accompany the page of the Wars of the Roses colouring book of Anne Neville.

A song about Edmund Mortimer during the reign of Henry IV, to promote On The Trail Of The Mortimers, a book written by the chairman of the Mortimer History Society.

A video of the Beaufort Companye song showing the reenactment group in action.

A video for the song about the Medieval Free Company Wars of the Roses reenactment group, using photos taken at Buckland Abbey near Plymouth.

A video for the Woodville Household song mainly using video and photos of the Woodville reenactment group.

Ian Churchward has (up to January 2018) donated over £1200 to SAUK from the sales of his albums of music about Richard III. SAUK promotes research into scoliosis.

Middleham Castle jigsaw, set to the music of Plantagenet Pavane. The jigsaw is from Lost in Castles - scroll down to see the jigsaw.

A review of the music of The Legendary Ten Seconds on this Ricardian blog.

Listen to Boar's Head, a medieval Christmas song.

A review of the Murrey and Blue album.

Murrey and Blue is available from the following retailers: Amazon UK; Amazon USA; iTunes; Spotify; CD Baby

If you live in America you can watch this

More information about the album and a link to the song Francis Cranley

This promotional video will make you laugh! It's for an album called Murrey and Blue from The Legendary Ten Seconds.

Promotional video by The Legendary Ten Seconds for a new Ricardian book by author Alex Marchant called The Order of the White Boar.

The Legendary Ten Seconds released a new version of The Court of King Richard III on itunes on 2nd October 2017.
It's available as a download from Amazon or iTunes.

An article about Ian Churchward's Richard III music project.

The Legendary Ten Seconds released a new version of their White Surrey song on 22nd August, which is available in digital format only on iTunes, Amazon etc. The drawing of White Surrey and Richard III is by Frances Quinn.

White Surrey from Amazon UK.

White Surrey from Amazon USA.

Listen to the song illustrated with photographs of the battle reenactment at Bosworth taken by author Matthew Lewis.

The Devon and Cornwall Branch in Leicestershire. The music accompanying the video is Wheat in the Field by The Legendary Ten Seconds, all about Tudor's march to Bosworth in 1485.

Watch the video to accompany the song "Shakespeare's Richard" by The Legendary Ten Seconds.

Photos taken by Judy Jacobs and Ashley Mantle accompany the Battle of Barnet song.

Hereís a video Ian Churchward made a few years ago for The Medieval Free Company showing the reenactment group at Buckland Abbey, accompanied by music called The Ragged Staff.

Video on you tube for the Blood and Roses board game accompanied by York City Fair.

Video on you tube for the Loyaulte Me Lie board game using an instrumental called Sans Charger from the Loyaulte Me Lie album.

Ian Churchward has had an article published on the Medieval Archives website about his book and his Sunnes and Roses album.

Listen to Francis Cranley by the Legendary Ten Seconds. The song is based upon the Woodville Connection Ricardian novel by Kathy Martin.

Listen to The Legendary Ten Seconds song about Warwick the Kingmaker from their latest album Sunnes and Roses.

Ann Brightmore-Armour, a member of the Devon & Cornwall Branch of the Richard III Society, has written a short account of Richard's visit to Exeter in November 1483 and she has also illustrated the booklet. The video is accompanied by music from Sunnes and Roses.

Sunnes and Roses (scroll down to page 10) in CD format is available from the Richard III Society, as are all the albums from The Legendary Ten Seconds.
Please contact E-Mediacy, with the appropriate payment, including post and packing, as follows and quoting item reference M228:
Richard III Sales c/o E-Mediacy
5 The Quadrangle Centre
The Drift
Nacton Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9QR
The email for enquiries only not for orders is
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Members will need to give E-Mediacy their membership number to obtain the discounted rate.

Sunnes and Roses, an album from The Legendary Ten Seconds, is available for download from Amazon.
You can listen to parts of the new songs here to make sure you like them before buying.

A song about the medieval festival in Tewkesbury from the new album Sunnes and Roses by The Legendary Ten Seconds.

A Christmas song from the Legendary Ten Seconds out now.
Listen to Middleham Castle on Christmas Eve. Buy it from Amazon, Apple, Google or CD Baby.

Ian Churchward of the Legendary Ten Seconds has made a video showing the Worcestershire Branch at Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, set to his song "Tewkesbury Tale, 1471".

Ian Churchward of the Legendary Ten Seconds has written a book about his Richard III music project, available from Amazon for £4.50.

A new website for The Legendary Ten Seconds.

Review of the album Richard III.

Video of the Legendary Ten Seconds performing Yorkist Archer.

The Legendary Ten Seconds released a track about the Battle of Towton on the anniversary of the battle, 29 March. It is available from Richard The Third Records and Amazon.

The Legendary Ten Seconds and their music about Richard III.
A review of their concert at Stony Stratford.

Listen to The Legendary Ten Seconds' song about the reburial of King Richard III accompanied by images of reburial week in Leicester.

Richard III is an album of music by The Legendary Ten Seconds. Available also from Amazon.
It was released on 6th July to coincide with the anniversary of Richard and Anne's coronation. Money from the music is being donated to a scoliosis charity. So far Ian Churchward has donated just over £600 to SAUK from the first 2 albums he recorded about Richard III.
The songs from Richard III can be listened to via youtube music key. Here is a link to The Year of Three Kings.

An article about The Legendary Ten Seconds' music.

Judy Jacobs and Ian Churchward have set up a record label especially for music related to the late 15th century, called Richard The Third Records.

This video promotes Loyalty Binds Us which sells Wars of the Roses merchandise.

The Mystery of the Princes.

Loyalty Binds Me

The Gold It Feels So Cold from Tant Le Desiree.

Dominic Smee filmed at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre accompanied by music from Tant Le Desiree.

A review of the music of The Legendary Ten Seconds.

The Legendary Ten Seconds Christmas song Gold Angels from itunes. This is an excellent review. Profits will also go to SAUK.

Video of the song The Fellowship of the White Boar by The Legendary Ten Seconds, accompanied by photographs of Middleham Castle, Bosworth and Leicester, taken by branch member Judy Jacobs.

The Legendary Ten Seconds album Tant Le Desiree. This is an excellent review of the album. Profits will also go to SAUK.

Listen to their song called To Fotheringhay.

A review of Tant Le Desiree which can be ordered from Amazon.

This video accompanied by The Legendary Ten Seconds' song The House of York shows Tewkesbury Abbey on an open day to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury.

This video accompanied by The Legendary Ten Seconds' song White Surrey shows art work by Frances Quinn.

An excellent review of Loyaulte Me Lie.

The Legendary Ten Seconds has issued an album of music about the life and times of Richard III called Loyaulte Me Lie. It can now be downloaded via Amazon and itunes and sales will raise money for SAUK, a UK registered charity for scoliosis.
Two tracks about Richard III from another of their albums, The Boar Lay Slain and The Road To Middleham.

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