Branch Programme 2019

Richard III Society

Gloucester Branch

 

Branch Programme 2019

 

SATURDAY 2nd MARCH

REPROACHING THE CLERGY: PERSECUTION, SCANDAL AND ACCUSATION IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES

 

The medieval clergy faced a great deal of criticism to the extent that their piety and good works were often ignored. There were many scandals which were used against them by their enemies, while clerics deployed the deadly weapon of charges of heresy to counter-attack. Consequently this talk also examines the fourteenth century roots of non-conformity.

 

An illustrated talk by Carol Southworth

 

 

SATURDAY 6th APRIL

THE SURVIVAL OF THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER OF LONDON

 

An outline of contentions and new considerations raised in a reassessment of the disappearance of the Princes.

 

Illustrated talk by Matt Lewis

 

 

SATURDAY 4th MAY

OVERMIGHTY SUBJECTS

This talk looks at the numerous rivalries and private wars before and at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses especially the Nevilles and Percys, Nevilles and Woodvilles, Courtneys and Bonvilles, Berkleys and Lisles, Including the real 'red wedding', the Siege of Taunton and the Battle of Nibley Green.

 

Illustrated talk by Mike Ingram, Chair of the Northampton Battlefield Society

 

 

** SATURDAY 1st JUNE - STUDY DAY **

WAR AND WELFARE IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

 

Speakers: Prof Anne Curry, Dr Dan Spencer, Prof. Helen Nicholson and Kevin Goodman

Details available on a separate page: 2019 Study Day

 

 

 

SATURDAY 6th JULY

FIELD VISIT : ST CADOC’S CHURCH, LLANCARFAN AND ST ILLTYD’S CHURCH, LLANTWIT MAJOR

 

St Cadoc’s church has a fine collection of late 15c wall paintings which include the “Seven Deadly Sins”, Saint George and the Dragon, and “Death and the Gallant”. The paintings are considered to be some of the very best examples of late-fifteenth century wall painting in Britain. After lunch at “The Fox and Hounds” we will make the short journey St Illtyd’s church, Llantwit Major, which has work from the 11th, 13th and 15th centuries. It is a Grade 1 listed building of exceptional interest and described as “the most beautiful church in Wales”. We will have guided tours at each location.

 

 

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST

HEROES OF THE MARCH: WELSH POETRY AND THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH

 

Recent research work into late-medieval Welsh poetry is revealing some original insights into Welshmen who fought at Bosworth.

 

Illustrated talk by Professor Helen Fulton, Professor of Medieval Literature, University of Bristol.

 

 

SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

RICHARD III AND THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER

 

Illustrated talk by Dr Rosemary Horrox, Fellow of Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge, and a Director of Studies in the history department.

 

 

SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER

BRANCH AGM

 

To be followed by a short presentation by Keith Stenner

BOSWORTH FIELD A BATTLE LOST IN 1483? A dialogue on the political background to the battle.

 

 

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

WALES AND THE WOODVILLES : WHAT RICHARD DUKE OF GLOUCESTER REALLY HAD TO FEAR

 

A talk by Steve David

 

 

SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Festive food and drink by way of an informal introduction to the Christmas season. [NOTE: Midday start]

 

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PLEASE NOTE : ALL MEETINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, WILL BE HELD AT THE EMMANUEL HALL, FAIRFIELD PARADE, LECKHAMPTON, GL53 7PJ

 

Meetings commence at 2.30 pm with the exceptions where noted. As agreed at the AGM, for meetings where there is an outside speakers a charge of £4 will be made to offset costs [£6 for non-Branch members ].

 

 

Programme 2019 updated 6th November 2018.