Calendar of Events in 2019

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar

The Newport Ship. Check the website for current opening times.
Opening Hours: Saturdays: 2nd March until end of November 2019 - 10.30am until 4.00pm.
Fridays: 12th April until end of November 2019 - 10.30am until 4.00pm.
Bank Holiday Mondays: Easter 22nd April, May Day 6th May, Spring 27th May, Summer 26th August - 10.30am until 4.00pm.
This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship could have been owned by the Earl of Warwick. Admission is free.

The Yorkshire Musuem at York has a display Medieval York: Capital of the North, which includes the Middleham Jewel and a boar badge belonging to a supporter of Richard.

The Tewkesbury Battlefield Society runs a programme of walks around the battlefield throughout the year and details can be found by following the link, with dates at the bottom of the page.


Sunday 5 May and Monday 6 May 2019
The annual Armour at the Abbey event in Tewkesbury. On Sunday 5th May in the Abbey House garden and Monday 6th in the Abbey itself.

Monday 6 May 2019
Anniversary walk to commemorate the 548th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury.
This is a full day event and costs 20 and needs to be booked. The Anniversary Walk tickets include admission to the Armour at the Abbey event.

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, to include tea and coffee. 9.55am - 5pm.

Saturday 18 May 2019
Dynasty and Disappearance: Francis Lovell, Richard III and the Tudors: A Conference at the Old Swan in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire. 10-4pm. Tickets 15 to include refreshments but not lunch. Food is available at the Swan and the nearby White Hart. Booking essential.

Saturday 25 May 2019
Concert of music from time of Richard III at 7pm to celebrate the completion of the restoration and conservation work in Fotheringhay Church.
The Alamire Scholars Choir from Cambridge will sing and organ music will be played on a re-made medieval organ by James Parsons.
Tickets are 25.00 with a view of the choir and 20.00 for restricted viewing, but as the Richard III Society has been so generous towards the repair costs, members will be charged only 5.00 to cover the refreshments.

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Second annual University of Leicester Richard III Lecture: Richard III, Merchants and Money. 5.50pm to 6.30pm at The King Richard III Visitor Centre. Email for a free ticket.

Saturday 1 June 2019
Gloucester Branch Study Day: War and Welfare in Late Medieval England. At St Emmanuel Church, Leckhampton, GL53 7PJ, 20 to include tea, coffee and cake. 10am -4pm.
All parking at the church is reserved for speakers and disabled drivers. There are other car parks in the immediate area and plenty of free parking in the surrounding streets. If disabled parking is required please state this when booking and advise registration number. Please ensure you are able to produce your blue badge when attending the event.

Saturday 1 June 2019
One day conference on the Wars of the Roses at Glastonbury Town Hall from 10am to 4.30pm. Tickets 26 which includes lunch and refreshments.
One of the organisers is the Somerset Branch.

Saturday 8 June 2019
Leicester Branch Study Day. Wives, Mothers, Saints and Sinners in Leicester Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Cost 24 to include morning and afternoon refreshments but not lunch.

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 St Laurence's Church, Ludlow, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Mortimer History Society.
There is a booking form in the March Ricardian Bulletin with details on pages 11 -12, and full booking information with the full programme on the Mortimer History Society website.
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.
9.15am - 4.45pm. 20 for members of either society, 25 for non-members. Lunch can also be booked for 12 and a tour of the castle for 5.40 or 4.50 for seniors.

Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 2019 - THOSE DATES ARE NOT YET CONFIRMED
Middleham Richard III Festival.

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.

Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18 2019
Bosworth Commemoration.

Saturday 5 October 2019
Richard III Society AGM in Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF. Details of the event and places to visit in the March Ricardian Bulletin.

Saturday 9 November 2019
Norfolk Branch Study Day: Richard III - Who Was He? 27 to include tea and coffee. At the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich.

Saturday 14 December 2019
Christmas Carol Service at Fotheringhay organised by the Richard III Society.


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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