Richard III
with Dr Rosemary Horrox, (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
at Sutton Hoo, Saturday, 4th October, 2014.


Richard III is the only English king to die in battle and the only successful usurper who then failed to keep his crown, since the Norman Conquest. Within a broadly chronological framework this Study Day considers what went wrong.

Provisional Programme

09.50 – 10.15:         Coffee on arrival
10.15 – 11.15:         The Lord of the North
11.15 – 11.45:         Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45:         Usurpation
12.45 – 14.00:         Lunch break
14.00 – 15.00:         Rebellion and Aftermath
15.00 – 15.20:        Tea break
15.20 – 16.20:         The End of the Reign
c.16.20:                   Thanks and Close

Some Suggestions for Optional Background Reading

please note: the list below has a slight skew towards the more academic end of the spectrum; there are lots of other books on Richard III out there so feel free to read whatever comes your way.

David Baldwin, Richard III (Amberley Publishing 2012, 2013)
George Bernard (ed.), The Tudor Nobility (Manchester University Press 1992)
Michael Hicks, Richard III (Stroud 2000)
David Hipshon, Richard III (Routledge Historical Biographies 2010)
Rosemary Horrox, Richard III: a study of service (Cambridge University Press 1989)
Rosemary Horrox, Fifteenth-Century Attitudes: Perceptions of Society in Late Medieval England (1994)
A.J. Pollard, Richard III and the Princes in the Tower (Sutton Publishing 1991)
C.D.Ross, Richard III (London 1981)
Chris Skidmore, Bosworth: the birth of the Tudors (London 2013)

About Dr Rosemary Horrox

Rosemary Horrox MA PhD FRHistS is Fellow & Director of Studies in History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She is the author or editor of a range of works on medieval England, including Richard III: a study of service; The Black Death; Fifteenth-century Attitudes: perceptions of society in late medieval England.