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.

Until 22 September - Richard III's portrait from the National Portrait Gallery is on display in the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery Leicester.


Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 2019
Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society are putting on a Tudor themed weekend on Saturday August 31st & Sunday September 1st. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, speakers and various presentations throughout the weekend. On Saturday there will be a talk about the work and research that went into the Collyweston Project and on Sunday questions will be invited from the audience. Some events need to be booked in advance.

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September 2019
The Lincoln Record Society is holding a weekend conference about Lincolnshire in the Wars of the Roses. Speakers include Dr Joanna Laynesmith and Dr Anne Sutton from the Richard III Society.

Friday 27 September 2019
Conference in Coventry about St Mary's Hall Tapestry. Speakers include David Starkey, Jonathan Foyle, Maria Hayward, Kate Giles, Joanna Laynesmith, Fred Hepburn and Sean Cunningham.
9.30am - 4.30pm and tickets cost between £8 and £10. Venue: St Mary’s Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN.

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 5 October 2019
The Mortimer History Society and the Friends of Ludlow Museum are pleased to present
The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll: A Mirror into Tudor Times
a joint conference to be held in Ludlow Methodist Church on Saturday 5th October.

Saturday 5 October 2019
The Northern Dales Richard III Group's Study Day at St Mary's Church Barnard Castle DL12 8NQ from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tickets £25 or £30 to include lunch.
Speakers: Yvonne Morley-Chisholm - A Voice for Richard; Dr Toby Capwell - The Real Field of Battle, The Skeleton, and Certain Practicalities at Bosworth; Dr John Sadler - The War in the North 1461 - 1464; Matthew Lewis - The Survival of the Princes in the Tower.

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.


Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May 2020
The Mortimer's Cross Battlefield Project will be holding an event. Details later.


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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