Essay Prize (Update)

The Richard III Society Prize Essay for Sixth Formers 2021. 

The Richard III Society is offering a prize of £200 for the best essay on a topic relevant to 

The Life and Times of Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III) 1452-85

There will be second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50. All entries judged to be of at least grade A quality will qualify for one year’s free membership of the Richard III Society.

Given the uncertainties about UK Summer 2021 assessments we are open to receiving entries in the format of NEAs, EPQs or closely similar, well-researched and referenced essays of between 3,000 and 5,000 words by a student under the age of 19.

The broad topic may be interpreted to include discussion of questions about the political influence of other contemporaneous individuals; social conditions in England in the second half of the 15th century; international relationships with European powers under either Yorkist king; marriage policies of monarchs and the nobility and so on.

Essays may be submitted on any date up to and including 31st May, whatever the government’s decision about alternative assessments.

Please email as beow to notify an entry and to receive details of how to send an entry.

The judges will be a panel of published authors on 15th century history.

Entrants must be under the age of 19 by 1st September 2021 and attending a school or college in the United Kingdom.

Prize winners will be notified by September 30th, 2021.

Iain Farrell

Education Officer

Richard III Society

a painting of Richard III at Bosworth fighting on foot with no helmet