Calendar of Events in 2021

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar

The Newport Ship.
Open from 17 July on Saturdays only for 2021, from 10.30am to 4pm.
This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship could have been owned by the Earl of Warwick. Admission is free.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester is open again.

You can visit the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2021 online.

Bosworth Virtual Medieval Festival 2020.

Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre - 2021 events 16 - 22 August.


2021 sees the 900th anniversary of the consecration of Tewkesbury Abbey and the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury. ALL EVENTS CANCELLED APART FROM A SON ET LUMIERE IN NOVEMBER.

Now to Sunday October 31 2021
The portrait of King Richard III from the National Portrait Gallery is going on loan to York for an exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum from July 9 to October 31. The Museum will also display the Middleham Jewel, the Stillingfleet Boar and the Ryther Hoard of coins dating from 1485-1490, together with a gold ring also found at Middleham but which predates our time.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021
Battle of Evesham. Also on Facebook.

Monday 16 to Sunday 22 August 2021
To commemorate the 536th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth there will be a mixed programme of online and in person events from Monday 16th August to Sunday 22nd August at the Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre.
On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August there will be a living history camp with timed displays, costumed family guided walks and jester shows.
The Richard III Society and the Battlefields Trust will have stalls on both the Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.
On Sunday 22nd August at 11.00 am Matthew Lewis, the Society Chairman, will represent the Society at the Battle of Bosworth Memorial Rose laying ceremony.
St. James’ Church at Sutton Cheney will not be holding a memorial service this year but will be open to visitors over the weekend of 21st - 22nd August.
There will be a service at Leicester Cathedral at 3.00 pm on Sunday 22nd August to commemorate the Battle of Bosworth.
There will be the usual procession with banners and Matthew Lewis will lay the wreath at the tomb of King Richard III during the service.
For more details when available see Leicester Cathedral's website.

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021
Barnet Medieval Festival

Saturday 2 October 2021
Richard III Society AGM and Members' Day in York.

Saturday 13 November 2021
Norfolk Branch Study Day: Return of the King. Venue: The Blake Studio, The Norwich School, Tombland, Norwich, NR1 4DD. Cost £27 to include tea and coffee.
9am to 5pm.


Saturday 12 March 2022
Norfolk Branch Study Day: Where They Fought. In association with the Battlefields Trust. Venue: The Blake Studio, The Norwich School, Tombland, Norwich, NR1 4DD. Cost £21 to include tea and coffee.
9.55am to 5pm.

Saturday 14 May 2022
Mortimer History Society Spring Conference: Mayhem, Murder and Marriage: The Mortimers and the Welsh Princes. The event is being held in Knighton, a town on the border between England and Wales.

Saturday 4 June 2022
Gloucester Branch Study Day around the theme of 'Wool: A Cotswold Staple'.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August 2022
The 2022 Australasian Conference hosted by the Richard III Society, South Australia Branch, at the Rydges Hotel, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.
A day of discovery about the times of King Richard III of England · Informative talks & presentations · Raffles and sales · Entertainment · Great company


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