The Richard III Society Essay Prize 2024

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, IB EEs or closely similar, well-researched and referenced essays of between 3,000 and 5,000 words by a student under the age of 19 on 31st August 2024.

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.

Send your essay as a pdf to

Deadline for entries is 31st May 2024.

Include the name of your school, your History teacher and their contact email.

Iain Farrell

Education Officer

Richard III Society