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

NOTE : due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Australia, we have suspended April and May meetings and will advise about June.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please contact Secretary Sue for more info.

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Upcoming Events

  • April 14, 2020
    • Warwick is killed 1471
      Warwick is killed 1471Warwick was killed in the Battle of Barnet.
  • May 2, 2020
    • May Meeting CancelledMay Meeting Cancelled
  • May 4, 2020
    • Edward restore to throne 1471Edward restore to throne 1471On this day Edward IV is restore to the throne after the battles Tewkesbury and Warwick is executed.
  • May 18, 2020
    • Appointments for Richard 1471Appointments for Richard 1471Richard is rewarded with powerful new appointments. He is appointed Lieutenant of the North and Commander-in Chief against the Scots, and Great Chamberlain and Lord High Admiral of England.
  • May 21, 2020
    • Death of Henry VI in 1471
      Death of Henry VI in 1471King Henry was killed on this day probably by order of King Edward IV
  • June 28, 2020
    • 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, 2020
    • 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.