Richard III Society

Researching & Reassessing Richard III

Patron: HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO

Welcome to The Richard III Society

Welcome to the website of the Richard III Society. We have been working since 1924 to secure a more balanced assessment of the king and to support research into his life and times.

The rediscovery of his grave and reburial in Leicester Cathedral has raised the king’s profile and provided us with new opportunities to make the case for a reappraisal of his life and role in history.

Mission Statement

In the belief that many features of the traditional accounts of the character and career of Richard III are neither supported by sufficient evidence nor reasonably tenable, the Society aims to promote, in every possible way, research into the life and times of Richard III, and to secure a reassessment of the material relating to this period, and raise awareness of the role in history of this monarch.

Latest News


The Lost King – Society Press Release

The Richard III Society is delighted that Philippa Langley’s story of the search for Richard III is being told in The Lost King. The Society’s press release is available by clicking the button below or visiting our Media Centre

The Lost King – film review

As ‘The Lost King’ (which tells the story of Philippa Langley’s search for the grave of King Richard III) receives its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Society is delighted to share its review of the film.

News Archive

To see previous Society news articles, visit our News Archive using the button below.

Media Centre

For background information for the media, including press releases, visit our Media Centre using the button below.