Calendar of Events in 2018

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar


The Newport Ship. The Centre is now open only on Saturday from 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Saturdays from mid-February until early December.
Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until the end of October.
During the School Holidays, we will also open on a Sunday.
This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship could have been owned by the Earl of Warwick.

The Yorkshire Musuem at York has a new display including the Middleham Jewel and a boar badge belonging to a supporter of Richard.

Saturday 26 May 2018
A celebration of the Life of Blessed Margaret Pole 1473-1541 'Martyr of Sorrows' Countess of Salisbury. Farleigh Hungerford Castle BA2 7RS. A366 signposted: 9 m. S.E. Bath. (By kind permission of English Heritage)
6 pm for Mass in the 14th century chapel. Light refreshments.

Saturday 26 May - Monday 28 May 2018
Pilgrimage organised by the Ludlow Palmers, 26 - 28 May. The walk is from St Laurence's Church in Ludlow to Hereford Cathedral. There is also a bike ride, and a coach trip.

Tuesday 29 May 2018
Plantagenet Portraits in the 15th and 16th Centuries. A free lecture at the KIng Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, 5.30-6.30pm.
Anyone wishing to go should send an email to including their name and how many people are in their group, to be sure of a place.

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018
Barnet Medieval Festival is on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 June, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Living history, Combat and weaponry displays, Children's activities, Food and drink. The site opens at 10am. Free entry to Barnet Elizabethans RFC, Byng Road, Barnet, EN5 4NP. Very limited parking.

Sunday 10 June 2018
Open day at Maxstoke Castle from 11am to 5pm. Admission 7.50 and 5 concessions.

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Toby Capwell is giving an afternoon lecture on The Scoliotic Knight at Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn. Lunch can be included in the ticket price.

Thursday 14 June 2018
Talk organised by the Battlefields Trust at 7.30 pm about Handguns in the Wars of the Roses - Baptism by (mis)fire: Early Handguns by Helen Adams, Curator Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
Venue: Pennefather Hall, St Albans Road, Barnet. EN5 4LA. Tickets on the door: 5 (18 & under free); refreshments included.

Thursday 21 June 2018
Talk organised by the Mortimer History Society at 7.30pm in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Professor Helen Fulton's title is William Herbert and the March of Wales: Politics and Poetry in the Wars of the Roses.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018
Richard III Middleham Festival.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and Battle Re-enactment.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2018
Bosworth Commemoration organised by the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, together with the Richard III Society.

Saturday 29 September 2018
Richard III Society Members' Day and AGM in Leicester.

Saturday 13 October 2018
Norfolk Branch Study Day at the Assembly House Norwich, 1.25pm - 5pm. Cost 15 to include tea. The topic is The Curling of the Petal: the Fall of the White Rose.

Thursday 8, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018
Richard III Society 2018 Conference organised by the New South Wales Branch Incorporated, to take place in Albury, NSW, Australia.

Saturday 10 November 2018
Norfolk Branch Study Day at the Assembly House Norwich, all day. Cost 27 to include refreshments but not lunch. The topic is Thou Shalt Get Kings.

Saturday 15 December 2018
Annual carol service at Fotheringhay organised by the Richard III Society.


Saturday 29 June 2019
Joint Mortimer History Society and Richard III Society conference in Ludlow.
Three speakers are booked already - Ian Mortimer on the Mortimer claim to the throne; Prof Chris Given-Wilson on the rebellions against the Lancastrian kings in the name of Mortimer; Joanna Laynesmith on how Cecily Neville and Edward IV used the symbolism and mythology of the Mortimer inheritance.
The focus for this event will be the later Mortimers, Earls of March, and the importance of the Mortimer inheritance for the House of York. It will be in Ludlow as the town provides a strong physical connection between the Mortimers and the House of York.


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