Middleham Richard III Festival weekend

What a fantastic weekend at the Middleham Richard III Festival!
Thank you to the organizers for a terrific programme as ever. I sadly couldn’t attend the talks at the Key Centre but I gather they were interesting and challenging as usual. All the members of the public I spoke to seemed to be having a great time – whether they were Ricardians or not (or as I prefer to see them, not-yet-Ricardians  )
The weather couldn’t have been better – though I was very thankful for the shade of the gazebo that Marla Skidmore very kindly allowed me to share. Somehow I managed to keep my medieval ‘page’ costume on the whole time despite the searing heat – though I had to abandon the hose rather quickly and resort to the not very authentic unclad legs. Apologies to anyone who witnessed that! Particularly of course His Grace the King, who deigned to visit my stall, and was as ever very diplomatic in not mentioning it and in fact carefully looking away – though he would probably have been entitled to haul me off to be executed for the indiscretion!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the stall and said hello – and for your very kind words about the books – and of course for parting with your cash to buy them! It was lovely to meet so many wonderful people, so interested in and knowledgeable about King Richard and his life. 


(The stall I shared with fellow Ricardian author Marla Skidmore, author of ‘Renaissance’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Renaissance-Marla-Skidmore/dp/1912183293/ , seen here with His Grace and various members of his retinue over the weekend.)

About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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