20
May

The Committee of the NSW Branch

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Judith Hughes

Chairperson

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Lynne Foley

Deputy Chairperson

Like others, I came to the Richard III Society after reading Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time. This led to further reading, and the realisation that some historians accepting the Tudor spin, were so intent on vilifying Richard III that they indulged in lies; even when contemporary evidence to the contrary existed, it was ignored or distorted. We have evidence of Richard’s character as a man and monarch – “many a poor man that hath suffered wrong many days has been relieved and helped by him..;” the amount of legislisative innovation and reform in his short reign for example. I have been a member of the Richard III Society for a few years now and am looking forward to making a contribution as a committee member.


Rhonda Bentley

Secretary

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Judith Howard

Treasurer

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Dorothea Preis

Membership Secretary

I have been a member of the Richard III Society member since 2003 or so. It is exciting to belong to a world-wide society, as it allows me to get to know other Society members from all around the world. I also value my membership because of the quality publications, the annual Ricardian and the quarterly Ricardian Bulletin.

I have served in several roles on our branch committee in the past, as Librarian, Treasurer and Webmaster. From my role as Treasurer I am used to dealing with the membership side of things. Several years ago, I was invited to become a member of the Bulletin Committee of the Richard III Society. A role I value very highly.

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Leslie McCawley

Editor of AFFINITY newsletter

After my husband and I read The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman, then The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, we were indignant at the treatment meted out to Richard III by history, and went online to learn more about him.

We were delighted to discover the Richard III Society, and that it had a branch in Sydney. We attended one meeting and have been coming ever since; that was 5 or 6 years ago. We are avid history buffs and have enjoyed immersing ourselves in the Ricardian era.

I look forward to being of assistance with the Affinity newsletter.

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Michael Redstone

Webmaster

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Marnie Lo

Committee Member

Rachel Allerton

Committee Member

I came to the NSW branch of the Richard III Society in 2011 with a keen interest in medieval and early modern history. I am fascinated by tales of royal intrigue and getting to the bottom of them so Richard III is an excellent figure to research! I was hugely excited by the discovery of Richard III’s body and have been thrilled by the attention his story has received since the dig.

I am also a member and presenter at other Sydney historical societies and adult education centres and am currently completing a Masters in History, majoring in medieval and early modern history. I hope to continue with the great work the NSW branch does in uncovering the truth about Richard III.

Rachel

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