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.

Tuesday 23 October 2018
Talk by Max Keen entitled King Richard III: Hero? Murderer? Loyal Brother? at the new Henry Sandon Hall at Royal Worcester Porcelain in Worcester at 7.30pm. Tickets 7.50 (includes drink choose from wine, beer or any soft drink).
Max is a very entertaining speaker.

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.
Will Davies from CADW (the Welsh government's historic environment service) will talk about earth and timber castles in mid-Wales and the central Marches and his colleague Bill Zajac will concentrate on Anglo-Norman stone castles in the central Marches. After refreshments, the morning will be rounded-off by a talk by Dr John Kenyon on castles of the Welsh Princes.
The venue is Grange Court at Leominster.

Friday 16 November 2018
Memorial service for Dr John Ashdown-Hill MBE at Westminster Cathedral at 2.30pm, organised by the Richard III Society. You need to confirm your attendance at

Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2018
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre at Ludlow Castle. The model of the battle of Mortimer's Cross will be on display.

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


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.
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.

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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