Bosworth and Warfare: new finds, new ideas

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in News

One of the activities arranged by the Richard III Society are triennial conferences.  These are usually held at UK universities and leading academics in the field of medieval history are invited to present papers.  Triennial conferences are a popular event among Ricardians and are usually fully booked quickly.

The next triennial conference will take place from Friday, 20 April, to Sunday, 22 April 2012.  It will be held at the Burleigh Court Conference Centre at the University of Loughborough in Leicestershire.

Next year’s conference will dealing with ‘Bosworth and Warfare’ and will be looking at new finds and new ideas.  This promises to be an interesting and stimulating weekend, which will offer new insights into the important aspect of late medieval history.

So far three speakers have been confirmed:  Glenn Foard, Project Officer with the Battlefields Trust, will be speaking on the recent discoveries at Bosworth.  Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton, will be looking at the documentary evidence for the battle.  Well-known scholar, Livia Visser-Fuchs, will be taking an in-depth look at one of the men who fought for Richard III at Bosworth, the Spanish mercenary Juan de Salazar.  Other speakers are yet to be confirmed, but all will speak on topics which will focus on recent new discoveries and ideas about the battle of Bosworth in particular and English medieval warfare in a wider context.

The weekend will also include a visit to Bosworth with a guided tour of the battlefield and a visit to the Battlefield Centre, where a number of the new finds from the battle’s new location are exhibited.

More information will be available from the Richard III Society in the UK.

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