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© Richard III Society - Leicestershire Branch
Richard III Society
Leicestershire Branch
THURSDAY MAY 19th 2022
‘Branch Annual General Meeting’ 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 21st 2021
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 £3 towards the expenses of the meeting.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18th 2021
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26th 2021
THURSDAY JULY 15th 2021

Programme of speakers 2021/22

The Leicestershire Branch of the Richard III Society presents
Meetings will only take place if government guidelines allow at the time of each meeting. They will also be subject to the venue being able to meet any social distancing requirements in force at the time. Further details will be available nearer to the time of each meeting.
Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury’ Richard Smith explores the career of Thomas Bourchier, who is the longest serving Archbishop of Canterbury from 1454 to 1486. He played an important part in key events of the time but there are intriguing questions about his role – what do we know for certain?
‘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.
‘Richard’s World: Foreign Lands during the Life of the King’ – We know King Richard’s story, but how much do we know of events occurring in the rest of the world during his lifetime? We welcome back Joe Robey to enlighten and entertain us with news from foreign parts.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 9th 2021
‘A Meal at Taste Restaurant’ – A three course meal and coffee is booked for 7pm at 'Taste', Leicester College, Freemen’s Park Campus, Aylestone Road, Leicester. LE2 7LW.
THURSDAY MARCH 17th 2022
NO MEETINGS ARE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
THURSDAY APRIL 21st 2022
‘Pretenders & Rebellions: The Yorkist Threat to Henry VII’ – Henry VII defeated Richard III in battle at Bosworth Field, but his position as England’s king was far from secure. Darren Harris will tell us of the plotting and planning that disturbed the first Tudor king.
THURSDAY JUNE 17th 2021
‘Medieval Tiles & Tilemaking’ Karen Slade will demonstrate the art of medieval tile making and explain the symbols used on the tiles. Karen has also researched the tiles that were found in the Greyfriars site in 2012 and is able to tell us where they were made.
'The Pageant of the Golden Tree'– A PowerPoint presentation by Sally Henshaw on the pageant which takes place in Bruges every five years. The original pageant marked the wedding of Margaret of York and Charles, Duke of Burgundy in 1468. There will be a break for refreshments.
‘The First Barons’ War and events around Dover Castle’ Caroline Wright will tell us of the war between King John and his barons and look at events around the siege of Dover Castle.
Further details can be obtained from the Branch Secretary (see Contact Page).
The Livery Collars talk has been postponed to a date to be confirmed