Calendar of Events in 2018

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar


The Newport Ship. Check the website for current opening times.
Saturdays from mid-February until early December.
Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until the end of October.
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 15 December 2018
Annual carol service at Fotheringhay organised by the Richard III Society.


Saturday 5 January 2019
2pm in the Parish Room, Tewkesbury Abbey. Matt Lewis talking about Richard III and Nathan Amin talking about the Beaufort family and the role of the Duke of Somerset at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Tickets cost 7.50 to include refreshments. Doors open 1.30pm. Both authors will answer questions after their talks and will have copies of their books for sale and signing.

Tuesday 12 February 2019
Lecture about Anne Mowbray to be given by Bruce Watson FSA at 1.00pm at the Society of Antiquaries Piccadilly London.

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 April 2019
Richard III Society conference in King's Lynn: King's Lynn - A Window on Europe. Venue: The Duke's Head Hotel.

Saturday 27 April 2019
Annual Mortimer's Cross Battlefield Walk.

Saturday 18 May 2019
Mortimer History Society Spring Conference - The Mortimers to 1330
Speakers include Dr Ian Mortimer, Dr Emma Cavell, Andrew Spencer, Paul Dryburgh & Kathryn Warner

Saturday 18 May 2019
The Norfolk Branch in association with the Battlefields Trust Study Day at the Assembly House in Norwich: Red Roses and Red Carnations. Cost 20.

Saturday 1 June 2019
Gloucester Branch Study Day.

Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June 2019
Battle of Barnet Festival and Battle Re-enactment.

Saturday 29 June 2019
The Mortimer Inheritance: Key to the Yorkist Crown: Joint Mortimer History Society and Richard III Society conference in Ludlow Assembly Rooms and St Laurence's Church, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Mortimer History Society.
See the Programme for full details of speakers. There will be a booking form in the December Ricardian Bulletin and full booking information on the Mortimer History Society website from 1 December.
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.

Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 2019
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and Battle Re-enactment.

Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11 2019
The Richard III Australasian Convention hosted by the Victoria Branch, with accommodation at the Beau Monde International Hotel.


2021 sees the 900th anniversary of the consecration of Tewkesbury Abbey and the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury. Big events are planned!


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