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 Covid-19 in Australia, we have suspended April and May and June meetings.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  We will  now gather on July 4th for the Coronation Lunch. More details coming soon.

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Upcoming Events

  • July 12, 2020
    • Richard and Ann marry 1472
      Richard and Ann marry 1472Richard and Ann finally marry with Edward gives his blessing despite George's objections .
  • August 12, 2020
    • 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.
  • August 22, 2020
    • Richard III DeathRichard III Death
  • September 13, 2020
    • Richard and Edward flee 1470Richard and Edward flee 1470George, Duke of Clarence, Richard's brother joins forces with the Duke of Warwick and invade England forcing Edward and Richard into exile in Burgundy.
  • October 2, 2020
    • Richard III BirthdayRichard III Birthday
  • October 3, 2020
    • Redeption of Henry IV 1470Redeption of Henry IV 1470Warwick puts Henry IV back on the throne after defeating Edward IV and forcing him into exile.