22
Aug

22 AUGUST 1485

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Remember before God

Richard III

King of England

and those who fell at Bosworth Field

having kept faith.

22 August 1485

Loyaulte me lie.

(Text:  Richard III memorial plaque in the Church of St James, Sutton Cheney

Illustration on the left:  King Richard III,  © Andrew Jamieson, http://www.jamiesongallery.com/ (used with permission)

On the right:  The Church of St James, Sutton Cheney, where the Richard III Society commemorates King Richard III in its annual memorial service in August. It is said that Richard III heard his last Mass at this church.)


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20
Aug

Medieval Menu: Pears in Wine Syrup

   Posted by: Julia Redlich   in Medieval Menu, Medieval Miscellany

Ingredients

3 large pears
300 g dark berries
300 ml red wine
300 ml white wine
25 g sugar
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cinnamon

Method

Peel and core the pears, wash the berries and drain.

Place fruit in a pan and heat in red wine, turning occasionally to coat evenly.  Simmer until tender, then cool in the liquid.

Drain, reserving liquid.  Cut pears in half.  Sieve the berries and return them to liquid.

Now boil white wine, sugar and spices until they form a syrup.  Add the pears and bring back to boil, to simmer for two or three minutes.

Serve hot with the berry/wine sauce.

Note: fresh berries might not be available, so, substitute tinned varieties obtainable from your non-medieval supermarket.

18
Aug

18 AUGUST 1487

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Malaga surrenders to the Christian forces of Isabella of Castile and Fernando de Aragon.  Malaga was at that time part of the Emirate of Granada, which eventually fell in 1492.

A century earlier the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta had described Malaga as “one of the largest and most beautiful towns of Andalusia [uniting] the conveniences of both sea and land, and is abundantly supplied with foodstuffs and fruits” [quoted in Wikipedia ‘Malaga’].

(Photograph of the Patio de los Naranjos in the Alcazaba, Malaga, by D Preis)

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17
Aug

17 AUGUST 1473

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Birth of Richard of Shrewsbury, second son and sixth child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Shrewsbury.

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16
Aug

Bosworth Service: 25 August 2019

   Posted by: Leslie McCawley   in Branch News, News

St James’ Church

Our annual service at Anglican Church of St James on King Street, commemorating the Battle of Bosworth, will be held this year on Sunday, 25 August 2019 at 11 am.  NSW branch members Rhonda and David will be reading the lessons.

Members will convene for lunch nearby afterwards.

We hope you will be there to honour Richard III.

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15
Aug

Save the date!

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Conventions, News

Over the last weekend, 9 to 11 August 2019, an Australasian Convention took place in Melbourne, as it was hosted by the Victoria Branch of the Richard III Society.  It was a great and enjoyable event.   The Victoria Branch has done an excellent job in organising this for the benefit of all members of the branches of the Richard III Society in Australia and New Zealand.  A full review will follow in due course, so I won’t give away any spoilers.

In two years, the next Australasian Convention will take place in Adelaide over the Bosworth Weekend, 20 to 22 August 2021.  We are very grateful to the South Australia Branch, who will be hosting this important event, for taking on all the work this involves. It would be great if the NSW Branch could show its appreciation by attending in great numbers.  So put the date into your diaries already!  More details will be available at a later stage.

As two years is a long time, there is also the prospect of another one-day conference in Albury in November 2020.  Our experienced Albury Conference Team has agreed to consider organising another of these enjoyable conferences.  Thank you, Helen and Denise!

Don’t miss out on these exciting events.  It’s never too early to start planning.  Therefore –

Save the date!

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14
Aug

14 AUGUST 1479

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Birth of Catherine of York, ninth child and sixth daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Eltham Palace, Greenwich.  Married to William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon.  After his death on 9 May 1511 she took a voluntary vow of chastitity.  Died on 15 November 1527 at Tiverton Castle, Devon.

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14
Aug

14 AUGUST 1473

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Birth of Margaret, daughter of George, duke of Clarence, and Isabel Neville, at Farley Castle near Bath.  She married in November 1487 Sir Richard Pole, an important member of the regime of Henry VII.

Source: ODNB on Margaret Pole

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11
Aug

11 AUGUST 1486

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Death of William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester

Source: ODNB on William Waynflete

 

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11
Aug

11 AUGUST 1467

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Birth of Mary of York, second daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Windsor Castle.  She did not marry.

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