Announcement: Conference 2013 – Richard III Foundation (Open to the Public!)


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The Richard III Foundation, Inc. Celebration 2013

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Richard III Foundation, Inc.
Since its inception in 1993, the core of the Foundation has been research and scholarship focusing on the life and reign of King Richard III and the Fifteenth Century. The Foundation’s focal points have been educational programs for students, the local historian, fostering research, publishing works on King Richard III and the Fifteenth Century, interacting with other like-minded organizations, and its annual symposiums. Our annual symposiums have featured the best historians in the medieval period, and for 2013, this year’s symposium will be an event to remember.

Friday, October 11, 2013


The Battle of Bosworth: Tudor’s Perspective

The Battle of Bosworth was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses. Fought on the 22 August 1485, the battle was a defining moment in English history. At its conclusion, Richard III, the last English King to have fought in battle was slain by treachery. The battle has left us with many unanswered questions, but in recent years, it has been the centre of study and re-evaluation with remarkable and new research. While our focus has been on the study of the actions of King Richard III, we will for the first time be exploring the battle from the point of view by Henry Tudor and his army. We believe this will provide us with a different perspective of the battle providing us with more answers in how King Richard III acted and reacted.
Our tour will begin at the Bosworth Heritage Centre. Transportation via a mini-bus will be provided along with handouts and historical commentary by Richard MacKinder at the Bosworth Heritage Centre and Joe Ann Ricca, Founder and CEO/President of the Foundation.
Reservations are on a first come-first serve basis.
Our format will be as follows:

  • 12.00 Noon – Meet at the Tithe Barn at the Bosworth Heritage Center for welcome and brief introduction.
  • 12.15 – Depart Centre and travel by minibus to Atherstone.
  • 12.45 – Atherstone – Short walking tour of relevant locations in town
  • 13.30 – Depart Atherstone, travel to Merevale Church and possibly view ruins of Abbey
  • 14.15 – Depart Merevale and travel via ancient roads and villages towards Upton
  • 14.45 – Identify route to site (Green Lane) reference Lindley Hall & Lord Herdwicke
  • 15.15 – Follow route to Fenn Lane Farm and site of battle, from Tudor point
  • 15.30 – Travel to Stoke Golding (Church – Crown Hill) then onto Dadlington
  • 15.45 – Dadlington Church- view documents for chantry land purchase by Henry VIII
  • 16.00 – Return to Visitor centre – Question & Answer session if required- Depart centre

    Saturday, October 12


    White Rose: Scottish Thistle – The Legacy of King Richard III and King James IV

    Our annual conference will be held at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth. We are proud to announce our speakers and their topics.

    • Richard Buckley, BA FSA MIFA – Leicester’s Greyfriars and the Search for the Resting Place of Richard III
    • Diana Dunn, Senior Lecturer – Queens in Late Medieval Politics and War
    • Professor Peter Hancock – Speculations on the Asserted Legal Foundation of Richard III’s Assumption of the Throne
    • Robert Hardy, CBE, FSA – Two Battles Scotland Should Have Won: Halidon Hill and Flodden
    • Gervase Philips, Principal Lecturer – England; Scotland and the European Revolution – 1480-1560
    • John Sadler, Historian – The Last Yorkists – the English army at Flodden 1513
    • Chris Skidmore, MP and Historian – The Military Manoeuvres of the Battle of Bosworth
    • Professor Matthew Strickland – Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: James IV and the Scottish army at Flodden

    Mr. Buckley will have new information on the dig and remains of King Richard III. We welcome the Bosworth Heritage Centre, the Lance and Longbow Society, Dave Lanchester Books and the Tewkesbury and Towton Battlefield Societies. Join us as we celebrate the discovery of King Richard III, the 20th anniversary of The Richard III Foundation, Inc and the 500 anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.

    Monday, October 21


    Ceremony and Private Tour at York Minster.

    There will be a special wreath laying ceremony at York Minster in memory of King Richard III followed by a private tour of the Minster. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 and will conclude at noon. At this time, this event is open to patrons of the Foundation only. Please note this events can be attended individually or collectively. For further information or general questions, please contact us at

    Registration Form for the Conference 2013 (pdf-file)
    To reserve your seat, please mail your registration form along with your check payable to “The Richard III Foundation, Inc.” and submit to Ms. Dorothy Davies, Half Moon House, 32 Church Lane, Ryde. Isle of Wight PO33 2NB. For further questions, please email us at Website:


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