Richard III Society

South Australia Branch

The Society

The Richard III Society is a worldwide organisation. The worldwide membership is symbolised by our Coat of Arms in which the White Boar rests his hoof on a globe.

It was originally founded in 1924 under the name ‘The Fellowship of the White Rose’. It was refounded in 1956 on a wider membership basis and formally changed its name to ‘The Richard III Society’ in 1959.

The Society is an incorporated body bound by a constitution and managed by an executive committee elected at the AGM, which takes place each October.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, has been the Society’s Patron since 1980.

The Society is perhaps best summed up by its Patron, the present Richard, Duke of Gloucester:

“… the purpose—and indeed the strength—of the Richard III Society derives from the belief that the truth is more powerful than lies; a faith that even after all these centuries the truth is important. It is proof of our sense of civilised values that something as esoteric and as fragile as reputation is worth campaigning for.”

 This is the website of the South Australian Branch of Richard the Third Society (Richard III, South Australia)

New members welcome – we meet on the first Saturday of the month except in January

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    1 2 3 4Edward restore to throne 1471 all day
May Meeting from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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13 14 15 16 17 18Appointments for Richard 1471 all day
20 21Death of Henry VI in 1471 all day
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Upcoming Events

  • June 1, 2019
    • June Meeting
      1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

      June MeetingTime: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Rilla will give a talk about Anne Neville, Richard III's queen 95 South Terrace,
      Adelaide SA
  • June 28, 2019
    • Edward IV Coronation 1461
      Edward IV Coronation 1461Richard's brother, Edward IV was declared King of England on March 4st 1461 and the coronation took place in June of the same year.
  • June 29, 2019
    • Granted Middleham 1471
      Granted Middleham 1471Richard was granted Middleham Penrith, Sheriff Hutton estates and which included Middleham Castle where he grew up and where he and his wife Ann Neville lived before he became king.
  • July 6, 2019
    • July Meeting
      1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

      July MeetingTime: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Coronation Lunch 95 South Terrace
  • July 12, 2019
    • Richard and Ann marry 1472
      Richard and Ann marry 1472Richard and Ann finally marry with Edward gives his blessing despite George's objections .
  • August 3, 2019
    • August Meeting
      1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      August MeetingTime: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Margaret Whitford is giving a talk - TBC 95 South Terrace
  • August 12, 2019
    • Granted more estates 1462Granted more estates 1462Richard was granted the lordships of Richmond in Yorkshire and Pembroke in Wales, as well as estates in East Anglia.