Welcome to the new website of the Richard III Society-American Branch!   Here, we present a broad range of sources to explore the following questions:  What kind of person was Richard III, and what was his life like before and after he became king? What were the major influences of his day and age, and how would these have shaped his outlook? Was he the twisted, tyrannical ruler Shakespeare portrayed?

The Sixtieth Anniversary of the American Branch The American Branch of the Richard III Society turned 60 years old this year. The branch was founded by Arthur Noel Kincaid in 1961. Kincaid would later leave the US to continue his studies in Europe and became a naturalized British citizen in 1974. In Ricardian circles, he is perhaps best known for a new edition of Sir George Buck’s classic work: The