18
Jun

18 JUNE 1468

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV and Richard III, leaves London on her journey to Burgundy to marry Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.  Edward IV allies himself with Burgundy and Brittany against Louis XI of France (the ‘Spider King’).

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16
Jun

16 JUNE 1483

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Elizabeth Woodville allows her younger son Richard to quit sanctuary at Westminster and join his brother Edward at the Tower.

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16
Jun

16 JUNE 1487

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Battle of Stoke Field, Nottinghamshire, between the Yorkists on behalf of “Edward VI” and the Tudor government troops.  On the Yorkist side, John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln, a nephew of both Edward IV and Richard III, was killed.  He had been considered heir to the throne of Richard III after the death of Edward of Middleham.  It is not quite clear who “Edward VI” actually claimed to be.  According to Tudor sources he was said to pretend to be Edward, the son of George, Duke of Clarence.  As the real Edward was locked up in the Tower, this was impossible.  There is no surviving evidence who his own supporters said he was.

Bibliography:  Smith, G, ‘Lambert Simnel and the King from Dublin’. The Ricardian, Vol. X, No.135 (December 1996) , pp. 498-536.

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13
Jun

Richard III Society 2018 Conference

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Conventions, Meetings

Richard III Society 2018 Conference

Hosts: Richard III Society, NSW Branch, Inc.

Where?

Albury Manor House Hotel
593Young Street, Albury, NSW, 2640

When?

Friday November 9, 2018
(Registration Nov 8 from 3.30PM)

What?

A day of discovery about the times of King Richard III of England · Informative talks & presentations · Raffles and sales · Entertainment · Great company

How?

Register interest and deposit by July 30
Final payment due September 30

Back by popular demand!

The most recent conference of the Richard III Society, NSW Branch, in November 2016 was hailed as an outstanding success by all comers. By popular accord we will return in 2018 to Albury to relive our enjoyable time and add new moments to our Ricardian memories.

Delegates  are  invited  to  express  interest  in  presenting. Research,  book  reviews, controversy all welcome. Would you be interested in participating in a segment on the program on Friday entitled: “Why and How am I a Ricardian”? All expressions of interest to be lodged by June 30. (see booking form).

Accommodation – Book  directly  with  the  hotel,  identifying  your  stay  as  related  to  the  Richard  III Conference. The Albury Manor House Hotel boasts 40 rooms equipped with various facilities to ensure an enjoyable stay. Rooms available in single, double, twin or family configurations which sleep up to 5.  Features include an indoor pool and sauna, dry cleaning service, secure covered parking and free Wi-Fi. PH: (02) 6041 1777
Email: alburymanorhouse@bigpond.com   www.alburymanor.com.au

Travel – Hotel is close to railway station and local airport. Local taxi service is available on (02) 6025 2255.

Rail  travel  from  Sydney: Dep.  Central  Nov  8  7.42am;  Arr.  Albury  3.11pm.  Return  Dep.  Albury Nov  10  11.47am,  Arr.  Central  7.59pm.  Book  after  17/5/18.  Identify  as Richard  III  Society  member. Request car C. Book individually. Pensioner supplement booking fee $42.54.
Info: Kevin Herbert (02) 9977 8505

 

Program
Day 1: Thursday 8th:  3.30 Registration and afternoon tea. 6.00 Pre-dinner drinks. 7.00 Dinner (own cost)
Day 2: Friday 9th:  9.00 – 5.00 Biennial One-Day Conference. 7.00 Medieval Banquet (cost separate)
Day 3: Saturday 10th:  Departures, optional local tours

General enquiries: richardiiialbury2018@gmail.com

Richard III Society, NSW Branch, Incorporated – www.richardiii-nsw.org.au
Patron: HRH The Duke of Gloucester

Click on the link below to download the registration form.

Registration Form 2018

 

 

13
Jun

13 JUNE 1483

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Execution of William, 1st Baron Hastings.   He was not attainted and his widow Katherine was placed under Richard’s protection.  With Hastings were arrested John Morton, Bishop of Ely, Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York, and Thomas Lord Stanley.  The reasons  and circumstances for his sudden execution remain controversial.  Peter Hancock’s theory that it was because Richard discovered that Hastings knew about the precontract between Edward IV and Eleanor Talbot, but had kept it secret from him, is certainly interesting.

Bibliography:

Peter A Hancock, Richard III and the Murder in the Tower.  The History Press, Stroud, 2009.  ISBN 978 0 7524 5148 0 (hardback)

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12
Jun

12 JUNE 1461

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Richard and his brother George return to England from exile in Burgundy, where they had been sent for their safety after the Yorkist defeat at the Battle of Wakefield, West Yorkshire (30 December 1460).

The photograph shows Ghent (© Dorothea Preis)

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11
Jun

11 JUNE 1915

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

RIII Memorial Stone, Leicester Cathedral

RIII Memorial Stone, Leicester Cathedral

David Guy Barnabas Kindersley, stone-carver and type designer, born in Codicote, Hertfordshire. Among his work is the Richard III Memorial Stone, which used to be in Leicester Cathedral.  The stone is now on loan to the King Richard III Visitor Centre,which also allows access to Richard’s original grave

In the Ricardian Bulletin of December 1982 Jeremy Potter in his AGM report said the following:

“The Leicester Memorial Stone, carved by David Kindersley, dedicated in August, was not a Society project, but that of the Rev T.C.Hunter-Clare; however the Society was glad to have been able to contribute and had much appreciated the dedication service.”

At the previous year’s AGM he said: “The Society had made an initial small donation and a larger later one”.

Around this time the  Leicester Statue fund was wound up and it was agreed the residue would be used for special projects “such as the Leicester Cathedral Memorial and Fotheringhay Chapel.”

More information on David Kindersley: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituariesdavid-kindersley-1571426.html

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11
Jun

11 JUNE 1509

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Wedding of  Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII at the Franciscan church at Greenwich.

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3
Jun

The Clock Is Ticking

   Posted by: Leslie McCawley   in Branch News, Conventions, Meetings, News

Our next meeting will take place at our regular venue, the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, on Saturday, 9 June 2018, at 2 pm.  This meeting will feature popular guest speaker Rob Shipton, an expert on the topic of antique clocks and the science of timekeeping throughout the ages. Rob is a retired lecturer in design at the University of Technology in Sydney.

Prague Astronomical Clock detail

We will also be discussing the details of the upcoming mini-conference being held in Albury in November that have been provided by organisers Helen and Denise. It is time to start making our plans!

Some Sydney-based members are planning to travel together by train timed to arrive for check-in at the Albury Manor Hotel on the afternoon of Thursday 8 November 2018. An evening activity has been planned for those arriving then. The full program starts the next day Friday 9 November 2018 and will include many interesting speakers, am & pm teas, and a banquet dinner (“costume optional”). More detailed information and registration materials can be found here.

 

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May

31 MAY 1495

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Death of Cecily Neville (mother of Edward IV and Richard III) at Berkhamstead Castle, Hertfordshire.  She was buried with her husband Richard and son Edmund at St Mary and All Saints Church, Fotheringhay.

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