Richard III: The King in Parliament


Another new series of talks from the popular speaker, Matt Smith.


Richard III: From Birth to Bosworth

Join us, online, as we welcome back Matt Smith, Chairman of Richard III Society, with another new series of talks.

Richard III: The King in Parliament 

Did Richard III steal the crown? Did he murder his nephews? Did he kill his wife and plan to marry his own niece? These are the questions usually asked of Richard III’s reign. Matt Lewis will examine the legislative programme to Richard’s only Parliament in January and February 1484 to see what it can tell us about his plans or the future, explore how it demonstrates Richard was far from making desperate bids for popularity, and asks whether what happened here can help explain the fall of the House of York.

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £5 member / £8 non-member. A combination ticket for all talks in the series is £10 members / £16 non-members.

About the speaker: Matt is an author and historian with a focus on the Wars of the Roses and King Richard III. His books include biographies of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III, and Richard, Duke of York, and Richard III, as well as accounts of The Anarchy and the Wars of the Roses.

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