Branch Programme 2017

Richard III Society

Gloucester Branch

 

Programme 2017

 

SATURDAY 4 MARCH

THE CABOT PROJECT : THE BRISTOL DISCOVERY VOYAGES

The international and collaborative project was set up in July 2009 to investigate the Bristol discovery voyages of the late 15th and early 16th century – in particular those undertaken by the Venetian adventurer John Cabot. Did Columbus really “discover” the mainland of North America or did Cabot get there first ?

Illustrated talk by Dr Evan Jones, Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History, Department of Historical Studies, School of Humanities, University of Bristol

 

SATURDAY 1 APRIL

THE GREAT EAST WINDOW, GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL : LET’S FORGET CRECY !!

An explanation of the story illustrated in the famous window and roof vault. The medieval glass in the Lady Chapel and how glass was made and coloured will also be discussed.

Illustrated talk by Richard Cann

 

SATURDAY 6 MAY

STUDY DAY [ WHOLE DAY EVENT ] : EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE TIME OF RICHARD III

A series of talks and presentations covering food, fashion, childcare, married life, medicine and trade in the late medieval period.

Presented by Toni Mount

A fully detailed programme for the day will be available later. The day is tentatively scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 16:00-17:00, with several tea/coffee breaks and at least 90 minutes for attendees to have lunch. The speakers fee will be £5.00 for members and £7.00 for non-members.

 

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY

VISIT TO THE NEWPORT SHIP

There is circumstantial evidence that this highly significant vessel, dating from 1465-66, may have been owned by Warwick the Kingmaker. We will have a guided tour and update on the restoration project. Following lunch {venue still under consideration} we will visit either Caerphilly or Caerleon Castle.

 

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

THE REBURIAL OF HENRY VI AT ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL, WINDSOR : A PLACE OF POPULAR PILGRIMAGE

Why did Richard move Henry to Windsor ? Were his motives political, practical or religious – perhaps all three ? The talk will address these issues and suggest how the miracles associated with the reburial provide an insight into everyday life in late medieval England.

Illustrated talk by Dr Heather Falvey Lecturer in Local History, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge; Department of Continuing Education, Oxford University

 

THURSDAY 6 JULY

FIELD VISIT TO ABERGAVENNY [ Details to follow]

Outline plans are to visit the wonderful St Mary's Priory Church in the morning followed by lunch (attendees can book a simple lunch or make their own arrangements) and afternoon visit to Raglan Castle.

 

SATURDAY 5 AUGUST

SPEAKER [ Details to follow ]

 

SATURDAY 2 SEPT

RICHARD III’S PARLIAMENT

The short and turbulent reign enabled only one parliament to take place – in January, 1484. What were Richard’s motives and objectives in calling this assembly ?

Illustrated talk by Dr Matthew Lewis

 

SATURDAY 14 OCT

BRANCH AGM followed by THE MEDIEVAL WOOL TRADE an illustrated talk by Bronwyn Fraley

SATURDAY 4 NOV

WARWICK AND THE COMMON WEAL : WAR AND PROPAGANDA IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

Talk by Stephen David

 

SATURDAY 2 DEC"CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Festive food and drink by way of an informal introduction to the Christmas season. [ NOTE : MIDDAY START ]"

 

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 £3 will be made to offset costs [ £5 for non-Branch members ].

 

 

Programme 2017 Issue 1, January 2017.