New information on the Revealing Richard website

All the recent work done on the pre-contract between Edward IV and Lady Eleanor Talbot (Butler), which has been published in various editions of the Bulletin, has now been gathered together in one place.

Please access this link to read evidence for this key issue in Richard’s story.

Sign the Petition to Save Bosworth Battlefield

The Battle of Bosworth in 1485 was a critical point in history, and is of particular interest to Ricardians as the battle in which King Richard III was killed. Planning permission has been granted to Horiba Mira to build a car test track across part of the registered battlefield site, destroying not only archaeology and the landscape.

If you are a UK resident, you can join us in trying to save this important historical site by signing this petition: If you live outside the UK, you can help us by trying to spread the word.

If the petition reaches over 10,000 signatures, the government is obligated to respond. We only need a little over 1,000 more signatures to reach this target.

Food in Richard’s day: A talk by Alan Pendlington: 20 October 2018

Summary by Gwen Marshall

When I first got notice of this talk I realised we were in for a treat. After all, food is a subject close to all our hearts and food combined with Ricardian history is not to be missed. I therefore turned up with high expectations and was not disappointed. Alan is an excellent and entertaining speaker and the talk was very well illustrated.

This talk was based around a research paper which looked into using isotopes to investigate diet and the way in which the results were picked up by the media. Alan called into question the accuracy of the research and also the media’s interpretation of it. Oh, and lots of interesting medieval diet facts along the way.

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Branch Visit to Carlisle Castle

On Saturday 15th September 2018, 15 members plus a dog (a very well behaved dog despite some provocation from another canine)  travelled from both the north and south of the border to visit this wonderful and rugged castle.

As all good tours do, we started our visit in a tea room. This one was in the Tullie House Museum opposite the Castle and proved to be so successful that we were in danger of forgetting the purpose of our visit. Our martinet of a leader, however, had not and rounded us up in fine style and our tour began.

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Book Review: Margaret of York: Princess of England; Duchess of Burgundy

Author: Dr Harry Schnitker

Review by Sandra Pendlington

This book was published in this format in 2016. It was originally the author’s PhD thesis completed in 2007 at the University of Edinburgh. Unpublished for general circulation, the Yorkist Trust asked Dr Schnitker to put it into book form but it was not until the discovery of the remains of King Richard in 2012 that he agreed to the request.

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