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Badge of the Richard III's Loyal Supporters' Society. A white boar upon a shield, quartered with murrey and blue. Below the shield a banner with the motto Loyaulté et Verité (Loyalty and Truth) and a white rose of York. Image copyright R3LS

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Welcome to the official website of Richard III’s Loyal Supporters!



In the News! NEW PETITION TO STOP MIRA at BOSWORTH!


As you may already be aware, Mira Ltd. had submitted plans to develop an autonomous vehicle test track on part of the registered site of Bosworth Battlefield. As a society we are opposed to this development for a number of reasons. Apart from the fact that the land witnessed the death of nobles and common soldiers alike, including our beloved Richard III, and therefore should be respected, it also destroys a part of English heritage, and the potential for future archaeological investigations. It also sets a poor precedent and risks the future of other important sites throughout the country.

Please take a look at the original society press release HERE
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Unfortunately, despite our best efforts alongside those of other societies including the Battlefield Trust, the proposed plan was approved and it has been deemed difficult to find any way of appealing this decision, however the author, Matthew Lewis recently found a loophole which allows the decision to be overturned and he has therefore started an official parliamentary petition to the UK government so that the matter may be debated in Parliament.

If you are a British Citizen living anywhere in the world, or a UK resident, you may sign the petition HERE or copy and paste the following directly into your web browser:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/261339

We need 100,000 signatures for a debate to occur so PLEASE share among friends and family too. Thank you.


Introduction


We hope that this site will be valuable to both members and non-members as we continually add information in regards to our society’s activities and events, as well as highlighting details of the life of the great Duke and King, Richard III himself.


As we grow as a society, we hope to become an invaluable resource for those wishing to involve themselves in research regarding His Grace, adopt historical sites that are forever connected to him and especially to show our loyalty and respect to him as a once-living human being; ensuring that this respect is extended beyond the confines of our organisation.
Not only do we hope to change the circumstances surrounding the current ‘resting’ place of King Richard and how his presence and memory is being exploited for others’ monetary gain and notoriety, we will continue to correct many of the misconceptions concerning Richard’s life and persona, and encourage further research to hopefully uncover details yet to be discovered.  Lastly, but certainly not least, we would also like to acknowledge the loyal supporters of Richard’s day, who stood by his side, for better and for worse, and find ways to acknowledge their sacrifice and honour.