THE RICHARD III SOCIETY
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE GROUP
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
IN MEMORIAM – AUGUST 22ND 1485
LET US REMEMBER BEFORE GOD ALL THOSE WHO FELL ON THAT FATEFUL MORNING. NOT JUST RICHARD III, THE LAST PLANTAGENET KING, AND HIS NOBLE COMPANIONS, BUT ALL THOSE WHO FOUGHT ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. NAMED OR NAMELESS, THEY WOULD ALL HAVE LEFT SOMEONE TO MOURN FOR THEM‘.
REQUIESCANT IN PACE
The focus of this group is to share the pleasure of learning and exploring all aspects relevant to the life and times of Richard III.
We welcome as members Ricardians who live within the area and those who are more distant but share our interests and approach.
We choose topics to explore and present each other with our findings at our monthly “at home” meetings. Everybody joins in with a little bit on some aspect of the topic and together they add up to interesting, informative meetings (and overdulgence in biscuits). Because of our “DIY”, approach, we don't take a membership fee. Our papers and monthly reports are circulated to all our members and can also be found on this website.
Members meet up between meetings (lunch usually features) and of course, we chat by email.
We also enjoy outings to places of interest, especially in the summer when we often meet up with members of neighbouring groups.
OUR LOGO: The white boar of Richard III, above a garb (wheatsheaf) of Ranulph de Blundeville, earl of Chester, charged with a Stafford knot. The parhelion both represents the "electronic ether" and commemorates our inaugural meeting held on 2nd February, the anniversary of the battle of Mortimer's Cross.
If you are interested in joining us, you will be most welcome.
Please email, in the first instance to: