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Not Just The Tudors - a podcast featuring Matt Lewis discussing with Nathen Amin the evidence for the survival into Henry VII's reign of the Princes in the Tower, as detailed in Philippa Langley's book
'The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case'.
It lasts about an hour.


The Channel 4 documentary about the missing princes is now on youtube.


Philippa's book, 'The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case' is out now.

The Richard III Society has more information on its home page.

A positive review of this book on History Hit

An article about Coldridge and Edward V.

A review of Philippa's book


Ashley Mantle's book Uncrowned: Royal Heirs Who Didn't Take The Throne is out now.

A promotional video for Ashley Mantle's book Uncrowned


From The Board of the Richard III Society: A new publication of Arthur Kincaid's magisterial edition of The History of King Richard the Third by Sir George Buc (aka Buck). Sir George's masterpiece (1619) was written to vindicate King Richard's actions and career, and even dared to suggest that the sons of Edward IV never met their end at his hands.

Master of the Revels at the Court of King James I, Buc adhered to the stern principles of the antiquary movement, accepting no tales and fables but demanding evidentiary proof.

Alas for the great man's scholarly reputation, Sir George was hardly cold in his grave than his MS was stolen, and a worthless travesty was published in 1646 (the one on Google Books) - passed off as the work of one 'George Buc Esq' - which has been dismissed and ridiculed for 400 years.

Buc's carefully researched book was rescued from obscurity by Ricardian scholar Arthur Kincaid, with the first authentic edition appearing in 1979. Arthur's assiduous work has now brought it right up to 2021, including a reassessment of Elizabeth of York's letter (illustrated within). Ricardians will love his closing salvo, 'Folklore and History'.

RRP £45, but members enjoy exclusive discounted price of £36. Order from Pen and Sword quoting ISBN 978-0-85431-304-4 and apply your discount code before checkout.

Direct orders in North America can be placed with Casemate and apply your discount code before checkout.


News from The Board of the Richard III Society: In 2024 Barnard Castle will celebrate 550 years since the lordship of the town was granted to Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III. Windows for the King will install seven etched glass windows in the porch of St Mary's to mark this anniversary.

St Mary’s church council (PCC), in partnership with the Northern Dales Richard III Group (NDRIIIG), are excited to announce a major project to commemorate Richard III, Duke of Gloucester and King of England, in Barnard Castle. Our ‘Windows for the King’ appeal aims to install seven etched glass windows above the inner porch doorway of St Mary’s Parish Church, Barnard Castle to commemorate Richard and his close connection with St Mary’s.

As Lord of Barnard Castle, Richard invested huge sums of money to re-build St Mary’s and transform it into a Collegiate Church: this project was close to completion when he died at Bosworth. The College would have been dedicated to Christ, the Virgin Mary, St Margaret of Scotland and St Ninian.

Three central etched panels will depict Christ with Mary, and these two northern saints personally connected with Richard. A further two panels will portray St Helen of the Holy Cross and St Catherine of Alexandria, saints with medieval chantries within or close to St Mary’s in the late C15th. The final two panels will show Ricardian boars, as ‘supporters’, as illustrated on the St Anthony effigy near the font in St Mary’s.

Alongside the 1934 Richard III Society window in St Alkelda & St Mary’s Middleham, and the Memorial Window in York Minster, given by the Society of Friends of Richard III in 1997, the Windows for the King will be a lasting tribute to Richard’s personal faith, and demonstrate his dedication to the North and to the town where he was Lord of the Manor from 1474.

You can make a donation to the project here.


Ricardian Resources Online gives access to such publications as Harleian MS 433.

The Ricardian
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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