The Richard III Society Essay Prize 2022

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, 1452-1485

There will be second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50.

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 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. Other suggestions may be found within this website.

Essays may be submitted on any date up to and including 31st May 2022, whatever the government’s decision about alternative A level assessments.

Please email as below to receive details of how to send an entry.

Iain Farrell

Education Officer

Richard III Society