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Richard III Society
Leicestershire Branch

1470 – Richard’s Year of

Destiny

NO MEETINGS ARE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
THURSDAY MAY 23rd 2020
‘Branch Annual General Meeting’ 
THURSDAY JUNE 20th 2019
All meetings are held at the Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St. Martins, Leicester. LE1 5DB commencing at 7pm unless otherwise stated. Meetings are free to branch members, but visitors are requested to donate £2 towards the expenses of the meeting. Further details can be obtained from the Branch Secretary (see Contact Page).
THURSDAY MARCH 19th 2020
THURSDAY APRIL 16th 2020
THURSDAY JULY 2020 (date to be arranged)

Programme of speakers

2019/20

The Leicestershire Branch of the Richard III Society presents
A Study Day on Saturday September 26th 2020 at the Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB from 09.50am until 4.30pm - Registration begins at 9.20am
Barber Surgeons’ – In the middle ages the barber surgeons were the most common medical practioners in Europe. Eddie Smallwood will enlighten us on the subject of getting a haircut and surgery at the same time!
‘More Discoveries at Bradgate Park’ – We welcome back Peter Liddle to update us on the recent discoveries made at Bradgate Park and what it might mean with regard to the dating of the brick building we know as Bradgate House.
‘John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester’ – This year is the 550th anniversary of the execution of the man referred to as the ‘Butcher of England’. Richard Smith  will tell us the story of Edward IV’s infamous Earl of Worcester.
‘Longthorpe Tower’ – This stone tower near Peterborough was built between 1290 and 1300 by a lawyer named Robert Thorpe. The first floor room of this tower contains some spectacular wall paintings. This is an own cars’ trip. More details to follow.
Morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the price. Own arrangements for lunch. Please apply for tickets and further details by August 31st 2020 to the branch secretary: Sally Henshaw, 28 Lyncroft Leys, Scraptoft, Leicester. LE7 9UW. Telephone 0116 243 3785 Email sallyoftarahill@gmail.com
The programme will feature talks on: Changing loyalties and the Battle of Losecoat Field by Stuart Orme Richard Duke of Gloucester - Edward IV’s loyal brother by Matthew Lewis Margaret of Anjou and 1470 by Alice Raw Ships, shipping and the Newport Ship by Philip Cox