Calendar of Events in 2024

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar

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

Leicester Cathedral reopened on Sunday 26 November 2023.

The Newport Ship.
This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship is a Portuguese merchant ship, built in 1458. The idea that it was connected to the Earl of Warwick has been discarded. Admission is free when they are open.


The King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester is open.


Tewkesbury Medieval Festival dates and other information.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre


2024

Saturday 6 April 2024
THE NORTH MERCIA BRANCH OF THE RICHARD III SOCIETY PRESENTS ‘The Dr John Ashdown Hill Memorial Lecture'
An Afternoon with Philippa Langley
'The Princes in the Tower – Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case’
Historian Philippa Langley reports on the five years of ‘The Missing Princes Project’

Date: Saturday 6th April 2024
Venue: The Civic Hall, Nantwich
Time: 2.00 p.m. (Doors open 1.00p.m.)
Tickets: £15 (Including refreshments)

Honoured guest: Matthew Lewis, Chair of the Richard III Society
Also via Zoom: Annette Carson; Dr. David and Mrs Wendy Johnson – the remaining members of the ‘Looking For Richard Project’
Dr. John Ashdown Hill was the academic who discovered the mtDNA of King Richard III, resulting in the search, and discovery, of the mortal remains of the King in the Social Services car park in Leicester in 2012 - the site of the former Greyfriars Friary. Without John’s ground-breaking DNA research, the search for Richard III would never have began or the king discovered, so we hold this day in memory of a very special man.

Saturday 20 April 2024
NORTHERN DALES RICHARD III GROUP STUDY DAY, ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, BARNARD CASTLE (DL12 8NQ)
Price - £25 (£35 incl. light buffet lunch)
Programme of the Day
9.30–10.15 - Arrival, refreshments & welcome. (Refreshments, a Grand Raffle, a bookstall and sales tables will be available throughout the whole Study Day.)
10.15-11.15 - ‘A Very Great Lord: The Life and Reputation of Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset’ - David Santiuste
11.15-12.15 - ‘Comparing the skeletal evidence of RIII’s death with other medieval weapon trauma’ - Dr Tim Sutherland
12.15-1.45 - Lunch (light buffet in St Mary’s or own arrangements) + free time.
1.45-2.45 - 'How a man schall be armyd at his ese when he schal fighte on foote' - demonstration by Ian & Carol Schubert
3.00 - 4.00 - ‘The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case’ - Philippa Langley MBE
4.00-4.30 - Raffle draw, thanks and conclusion.

Saturday 4 May 2024
Conference organised by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society together with the Battlefields Trust.

Saturday 6 July 2024
2024 is the Richard III Society’s Centenary Year. The Board are looking to hold and promote a Worldwide Day of Celebration to be held in all places the Society has a presence on Saturday 6 July, ie the anniversary of Richard’s coronation.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2024
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival


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