Richard III reburried at Leicester Cathedral, Picture by Isananni Wikipedia


PostcardThe Richard III  Society is an international group with an interest in medieval history with particular emphasis on the life and times of Richard III, the last Plantagenet  King of England.

The NZ Branch was formed in 1986 and has been based in Lower Hutt  meeting every two months since that time. An informal discussion group also meets in on the Kapiti coast in alternate months. Prospective new members are welcome.

2015 was a big year for the Society. Following intensive research by Ricardians, Philippa Langley and John Ashdown-Hill, Richard’s remains were discovered beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012. Richard was re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26th,2015. Ricardians from all over the world  flocked to Leicester to take part in a week long series of events to commemorate the re-interment.

Rob Smith and Deirdre Drysdale signature

Next Meetings:

The Branch AGM will be held on Sunday 2nd October commencing at 3.00. We will meet at our new venue, the Sanctuary Room,Petone Spiritualist Church, 88 Richmond Street, Petone. The AGM will be followed by the Branch meeting at which Tony will speak on ‘The Woodvilles”

This is Richard’s Birthday so come and celebrate.

Our Annual Dinner will follow at the Angus Inn commencing at 6.30pm.

7th August – Karori

In Karori commencing at 2.00pm. We hope to view the Benedict Cumberpatch portrayal of Richard in the Hollow Crown series

King Richard III

by Unknown artist, oil on panel, late 16th century (late 15th century)

Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. Thanks mainly to Shakespeare, King Richard is known in popular imagination as the archetypal wicked uncle who murdered his way to the throne. Interested in finding out more? Click here.

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