Welcome to the Licoricia of Winchester Appeal.
The bronze, life-size statue of her and her son Asher outside ARC (the former) Discovery Centre in Winchester, near where she lived over seven hundred years ago, will educate about the period and its lessons for today.
Video of the visit by HRH Prince Charles
We are very honoured that HRH Prince Charles visited Licoricia of Winchester on Thursday 3 March. Please see our post 0f 3/3/22 for more photos.
The unveiling on 10 February, from the Lord-Lieutenant’s announcement of HRH Prince Charles’ testing positive for Covid, through the unveiling, Maggie Carver’s speech, and the Chief Rabbi’s speech.
The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis’ speech at our unveiling on 10 February 2022. Other photos (of the Lord-Lieutenant unveiling the statue and our Chairman and Founder Maggie Carver’s speech) and media links can be found on our Unveiling page.
- To educate about England’s and Winchester’s important but forgotten medieval Jewish Community.
- Inform about Winchester’s significant Royal medieval past.
- Promote religious tolerance and the value of diversity in the community.
- Inspire women and young people, and promote education in providing opportunity
- Be of national interest and a lasting enhancement to the city of Winchester.
Our ‘History of the Project and the Time‘ page details Licoricia’s life and times.
We are very excited that our unveiling took place on Thursday February 10 2022. Please see our latest posts and the Unveiling page for photos and details.
Our forthcoming book entitled ‘Licoricia of Winchester: Power and Prejudice in Medieval England, will be published in spring 2022. The book has been commissioned by the Appeal by top author Rebecca Abrams.
Licoricia of Winchester: Power and Prejudice in Medieval England by Rebecca Abrams will be published in 2022. Beautifully illustrated and written in a lively and accessible style, the book tells the story of Licoricia in full, setting her remarkable life within the wider context of the city of Winchester and the experiences of England’s thirteenth century Jewish community as a whole. More information: Licoricia: Our forthcoming book