The Tudor Society
  • March 2015 Tudor Life Magazine

    Enjoy the amazing 92 page Richard III Special Edition magazine from the Tudor Society with a massive 50 page special feature section on King Richard.

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  • Richard III Festival

    I’ve included details of this festival, along with all the events surrounding Richard’s reburial, in the forthcoming edition of Tudor Life magazine which is a special Richard III themed issue (out later this week!), but I wanted to draw your attention to this festival so that you could book tickets and make travel arrangements.

    The Richard III Festival is taking place in Gloucester, UK, between 6th and 14th March, and includes talks from the Greyfriars dig team and authors like John Ashdown-Hill. I hope that some of you will be able to go.

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  • Anne Neville’s Final Months by Alex Taylor

    An article on Anne Neville, queen consort of Richard III and daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick and a man known as “the Kingmaker”.

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  • Richard III DNA Findings Video

    Claire talks about the Richard III DNA findings.

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  • Richard III DNA Results

    An article on the Richard III DNA findings.

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  • Richard III’s Cortege Route is Announced

    leicester cathedralThe King Richard in Leicester website has just announced the details of Richard III's last journey, the route his cortege will take, from the University of Leicester to Leicester Cathedral next March. The details are as follows...

    On Sunday 22nd March 2015 - In the late morning, the hearse will leave the University of Leicester and go to Fenn Lane Farm, reputedly the site of King Richard’s death, and then on to the parish church of Dadlington, where some of those who died at the Battle of Bosworth are buried, and the parish church of Sutton Cheney, where Richard is said to have taken his final Mass on the eve of the battle. There will then be a short ceremony at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in the early afternoon, led by the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester. The cortege will then make its way to Leicester, via Market Bosworth, Newbold Verdon and Desford, and enter the city via Bow Bridge, where it will be greeted by the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, and the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Thomas.

    A horse-drawn hearse will then carry Richard III's remains from Bow Bridge to Leicester Cathedral where the hearse will be met by the Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester. Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist of the dig carried out by the University of Leicester, will give the Ministry of Justice licence, which was granted to the University for the remains of the King, to the Dean of Leicester. The remains will then be taken into the cathedral and an evening service of Compline will take place and a sermon preached by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.

    Richard III's remains will rest at the Cathedral until Thursday 26th March, when they will be buried at a special service.

    Information taken from

  • Wars of the Roses and Richard III Primary Sources

    Links to online primary sources for the Wars of the Roses and Richard III.

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  • Two Archbishops to help lay King Richard III to Rest

    Two Archbishops to help lay King Richard III to Rest – Press statement by the Anglican Diocese of Leicester in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham – released Sunday 7 September 2014

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  • Richard III: The New Evidence Video

    A video answering the question “would Richard III’s spinal deformity have prevented him from leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth?”

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  • The Search for Richard III Videos

    A series of videos from the University of Leicester about the Richard III dig, the discovery of Richard III and the subsequent results of tests on the remains.

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  • Richard III’s Lavish Diet

    Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from the remains of Richard III has revealed that the king enjoyed large amounts of wine along with freshwater fish, egret, swan, heron and crane.

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