We are pleased to announce our 2014 annual conference “The Age of the Yorkists”.
Our 2013 tour of “The Battle of Bosworth: Tudor’s Perspective” was a hit with our patrons and regulars resulting in excellent reviews. However, due to the amount of people who signed up, we were unable to follow the exact route that Tudor would have brought his army. This year we will be restricting our numbers to 14 so we don’t incur any restraints on weights from some of the local towns and villages.
Our 2014 route will be as follows:
12.00 Noon – Meet at the Tithe Barn at the Bosworth Heritage Center for welcome and brief introduction.
12.15 – Depart Centre and travel by minibus to Atherstone.
12.45 – Atherstone – Short walking tour of relevant locations in town
13.30 – Depart Atherstone, travel to Merevale Church and possibly view ruins of Abbey
14.15 – Depart Merevale and travel via ancient roads and villages towards Upton
14.45 – Identify route to site (Green Lane) reference Lindley Hall & Lord Herdwicke
15.15 – Follow route to Fenn Lane Farm and site of battle, from Tudor point
15.30 – Travel to Stoke Golding (Church – Crown Hill) then onto Dadlington
15.45 – Dadlington Church- view documents for chantry land purchase by Henry VIII
16.00 – Return to Visitor centre – Question & Answer session if required- Depart centre
Our conference will be held at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth. Registration forms will be emailed out in April, and for our patrons who do not have email, we will post them.
Our speakers and topics are as follows:
Professor Peregrine Hordon—Medicine and Health Care in the Age of the Yorkists.
Susan Troxell—Wherefore the White Boar? Yorkist Symbology and Heraldry”.
Philippa Langley— King Richard III: The truth revealed.
Dr. Philip Morgan—Thud me in the hole as soon as I’m dead: Place of Burial in the Later Fifteenth Century.
Dr. David Hipshon—The Renaissance and the Yorkists.
Clive Montellier—Sending King Edward to Military Staff College
For a copy of our registration form, contact us at Richard3Foundation@aol.com.