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Livery Badges – Julian Humphrys

This Friday's video is a fascinating look into livery badges and a special focus on the white boar badge that was used by Richard III's household and followers and which was found at the site of the Bosworth battle.

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  1. T

    Another fascinating video (and not at all ‘boar-ing’ – ouch!), thanks Julian. Lovely to see the Lord Leycester Hospital too – one of my favourite places.

    1. C

      Tracy, I love that building too, beautiful!

  2. J

    Thanks, Tracy. I love that place as well especially the tea room!

  3. C

    What a great video, Julian. I agree that Colleton badge is more likely a Courtney badge. The Courtneys aren’t as controversial as Richard here in my native Devon. Thanks for a very interesting 15 minutes. I really must find out more about the subject.

  4. C

    Very interesting talk. Who knew that boars were so popular?

  5. J

    Thanks for the kind comments. I forgot to say what the chronicler Thomas of Ottorborne writes about the death of Robert de Vere, 9th earl of Oxford. He says he was killed by a wild boar!

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Livery Badges – Julian Humphrys