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Clues to solving mystery of princes in Tower - Telegraph 29 December 2021.
Two further articles on the same subject:
Texas News Today
Finally an article in the Telegraph on 2 January 2022 about John Dike. The article is titled “Meet the man behind Devon’s Da Vinci Code”
A letter in The Times for January 5th 2022 suggests that the Edward V figure could be Edward the Confessor, but this doesn't explain the 41 deer on the ermine lining the crown above Edward V's head.
This one is intriguing!
Saturday 2 April 2022
Dr. John Ashdown-Hill Memorial Lecture organised by the North Mercia Branch in St Mary's Church Parish Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire at 2pm.
Attended by honoured guests : Annette Carson : Philippa Langley and Dr. David and Wendy Johnson – the remaining members of ‘The Looking for Richard Project’.
2.00p.m. : ‘Introductory Lecture by Annette Carson - “ Six Months in 1483”
This talk examines Richard’s Authority and the legality of his actions, in his twin roles of Lord Protector and High Constable of England as mapped out for him by his brother Edward IV.
Refreshments: Tea /Coffee : Cheese Scones : Tea Cakes : Eccles Cakes: ( All John’s favourite treats)
Inaugural Lecture by Matthew Lewis, Chairman of the Richard III Society - “ The Survival of the Princes in the Tower”
Dr. John Ashdown Hill was the academic who discovered the mtDNA of Richard III, resulting in the discovery of the mortal remains of the King in the Social Services Car Park in Leicester – the site of the Greyfriars Friary. Without him Richard III would never have been found and so we hold this day in memory of a very special man.
Leicester Cathedral is closed until 29 September 2023 while contractors build their new Heritage Learning Centre. It is expected that the centre will open in early 2024.
The King Richard III Visitor Centre (opposite the Cathedral) will display the coffin pall created for the reburial of King Richard III, which would normally be on display in the Cathedral, and show video footage of the tomb of King Richard.
A programme of hard hat tours to look at the archaeology and key aspects of the conservation works, and also view the tomb of King Richard will be arranged during 2022. These will be advertised in advance, dependent on the access available at various stages of building works.
A beautiful miniature gold book dating from the 15th century has been found near York, on land once belonging to Richard III.
This twitter thread is by a Professor of Medieval Art and she disagrees with it being a bible and similar to the Middleham jewel.
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July 2022
Video showing York Museum's Stillingfleet boar in detail, and its Middleham boar badge. Second shorter video.
An article about Queen Anne Neville from History Extra.
Filming for new Richard III film starring Steve Coogan in Leicester city centre.
More on the new film starring Steve Coogan about finding Richard III
Read Annette Carson's article The Mysterious Affair at Stony Stratford for a fascinating account of what probably happened when Richard Duke of Gloucester met up with Edward V on his journey to London, based on Mancini's report.
Breathtaking Richard III mural unveiled on historic Leicester Street.
It commemorates King Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth.
A new mural has been created on King Richards Road in Leicester to highlight the city's links to King Richard III. It was designed and created by local artist MONO who worked with artists' collective Graffwerk and was commissioned by Leicester City Council. The mural is on the side of the Bazaar Mart shop at 109 King Richards Road. Five shops in King Richards Road will also have 'striking new vinyls for their shutters,' further depicting King Richard III, according to the council. Images on the shutters will show a painting of King Richard III, a soldier in armour, a flag, a battle scene and King Richard’s crown.
Domenico Mancini : de occupatione regni Anglie - NEW EDITION BY ANNETTE CARSON
Available now from Troubador for £10 plus postage:
£3.10 postage for the UK
£11 to the USA
£7.50 to Europe
£11.70 to the rest of the world.
The new 21st-century edition of Mancini by Annette Carson. This is a new translation (and title). Not a whitewash - an accurate translation of Mancini’s Latin. And a thorough analysis that doesn’t take his report at face value. Annette's commentary clearly shows where he can’t be trusted, and where his knowledge is lacking.
Amazon also has the book.
Sir George Buc(k) and his History of Richard III by Annette Carson, promoting a new edition of the book by Arthur Kincaid due soon.
Online lectures from the Mortimer History Society, including those given at the joint Richard III Society / Mortimer History Society conference in June 2019.
Ricardian Resources Online gives access to such publications as Harleian MS 433.
The Ricardian, volumes 3-20, 1974 - 2010, can now be consulted and searched online for free.
You can now access some articles from the Ricardian Bulletin online on the Richard III Society website.
Richard III Society blog.
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.
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Page last updated on 8 January 2022