I am happy to announce that Academic Travel has set up a website for next year’s Ricardian tour and they are accepting reservations. Space is limited, so if you are interested in going, do contact them soon. Here is the link to the website. http://skp0913.com/ The tour will cover ten days in all, eight days for the tour itself and two for travel, from September 7th until the 16th, and we will be visiting all of the places most closely connected with Richard: York, Middleham, Bosworth Field, Leicester, Ludlow Castle, Tewkesbury abbey and the battlefield, Windsor Castle, and ending our stay in London, where we will be visiting the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and Crosby Hall, which was Richard’s townhouse. We will have local guides at each stop and we will be meeting historians and archaeologists, including Philippa Langley, who was one of those most closely involved in the Leicester Dig that resulted in the discovery of Richard’s remains—yes, I am that sure the DNA will confirm it! You can find all the details of the tour at the afore-mentioned website. We had a wonderful time during our Eleanor tour last year and I fully expect lightning to strike twice. Richard deserves no less. And on this day in history, some interesting deaths to report. On November 29th, 1314, Philippe The Fair, King of France died; Philippe was a nasty piece of work, with the blood of the Templars and countless French Jews on his hands. And in 1330, Queen Isabella’s lover, Roger Mortimer was executed for treason. Lastly, in 1530, Cardinal Wolsey died on his way to London to answer a charge of treason. He could have expected no mercy from his master, Henry VIII, for Henry was particularly vengeful to those who’d fallen from his royal favor, so Wolsey’s death surely saved him more suffering.