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.

Now until Sunday 2 September 2018
York Dungeon's show "Richard III - Hero or Villain?"

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August 2018
History Festival at Lupton House near Brixham, Devon. The Medieval Free Company Wars of the Roses reenactment group will be there on both days and The Legendary Ten Seconds will be playing their Ricardian songs on 12th August at the event.

Saturday 18 August 2018
A special service of Choral Evensong with rose laying to mark the anniversary of the death of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 will be held in Leicester Cathedral at 5.30pm to be followed by refreshments in the Cathedral.
All are welcome.
The banners presented to the Cathedral by the Richard III Society will be paraded prior to the service, and Society Chairman Dr Phil Stone will lay a wreath at King Richard's tomb.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2018
Bosworth Commemoration organised by the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, together with the Richard III Society. More details of this year's events.

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2018
Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle. Save 10% on all Day and Weekend Tickets, when you use the Discount Code - CASTLE10. Enter the Discount Code at the bottom of the online registration page for the tickets.

Saturday 29 September 2018
Richard III Society Members' Day and AGM in Leicester, at The Grand Hotel, 73 Granby Street, LE1 6ES. Doors open at 10.30am.

Saturday 6 October 2018
Mortimer History Society Autumn Symposium. 10.00 to 16.30 in Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow.
Prof. Sarah Hainsworth - How did Richard III die?
Dr. David Simpkin - The Mortimer Retinue for War: 1277-1421
Anne O'Brien - Elizabeth Mortimer in fact and fiction
Ethan Gould - Scottish Intrigue and Interference in Wales: 1315-1327
Members 12, non-members 15; full details and booking later.

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 10 November 2018
Castles in the Welsh Marches organised by the Mortimer History Society. 10.00 to 13.00 - more details later
Dr John Kenyon - Native Welsh castles
Will Davies (CADW) - Early Castles in mid-Wales
Bill Zajac (CADW) - Anglo-Norman stone castles in the central Marches

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


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 29 June 2019
The Mortimers & the House of York 1330 - 1485: Joint Mortimer History Society and Richard III Society conference in Ludlow, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Mortimer History Society.
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.


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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