In-depth blog about former slave and boxing legend Bill Richmond (1763-1829); subject of Luke G. Williams' biography, published by Amberley in August 2015.

Media

16 June 2016
I will be giving a talk about my book Richmond Unchained at Alnwick Castle on Wednesday 3 August 2016. There is a close connection between Alnwick, the history of the Percy family and the life story of Bill Richmond which my talk will be focusing on.

If you are interested in attending please click on this link where you can access more information and buy tickets.




1 June 2016
Andy Bull's Speed Kings beats Richmond Unchained (and four other books) to the Biography of the Year award at the Cross British Sports Book Awards.

Click below to view videos of the event and the Biography of the Year category


Pre-awards interviews
Biography of the Year shortlist
Biography of the Year judges' discussion


Interview with Biography of the Year winner Andy Bull

1 June 2016
Richmond Unchained and the rest of the Cross Sports Book Awards Biography of the Year shortlist appear in The Times newspaper
Click here to read online (subscription required)



26 May 2016
Southwark News' latest issue reports on Richmond Unchained's nomination at the Cross British Sports Book awards.
Click here to read the 26 May issue of Southwark News




22 May 2016
The Cross Sports Book Awards have produced this nifty graphic to highlight The Times Biography of the Year shortlist, including Richmond Unchained.
Click here to visit the Sports Book Awards Biography of the Year section

 
17 May 2016
Sport Magazine
issue 450 features a competition on page 47 where you can win tickets to the 2016 Cross British Sports Book Awards, as well as copies of shortlisted titles, including Richmond Unchained
Click here to view the issue online

 
16 May 2016
A quick round-up of some assorted links referencing Richmond Unchained's Biography of the Year nomination at the 2016 Cross British Sports Book Awards. 
Dulwich College OAs news

The Sports Bookshelf
The Times Online
Hive.co.uk
The Bookseller
Small Man Media
10 May 2016
The Boxing Monthly website has published an extract from Richmond Unchained, to tie in with the book's nomination for Biography of the Year at the 2016 Cross British Sports Book Awards.
Click here to read the extract


1 May 2016
Waterstones have set up a page devoted to the Biography of the Year award for which Richmond Unchained has been shortlisted at the 2016 Cross British Sports Book Awards.
Click here to visit the Waterstones Biography of the Year page


 


28 April 2016
Richmond Unchained has been shortlisted in the Biography of the Year category at the 2016 Cross British Sports Book Awards
Click here for full details of the Biography of the Year shortlist
Click here for the Cross Sports Book Awards Richmond Unchained page
Click here for the other awards shortlists



8 April 2016
Acclaimed artist and illustrator Trevor Von Eeden is interviewed about his career, including his work on Richmond Unchained
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6 February 2016
The Stapleton Library in Staten Island hosted an event and reading based around Richmond Unchained as part of Staten Island OutLOUD's Black History Month programme.
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 24 October 2015
Richmond Unchained features in the Black History Month 2015 official magazine and website in an article entitled The Pioneering Pugilist
Click here for the website version
Click here for the print version  (pages 51-52)
 
11 September 2015
The Richmond Unchained launch event featured in the print and online editions of The Voice newspaper
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9
September 2015

I was interviewed about Richmond Unchained on the Risky Regencies website, with a copy of the book also up for grabs
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8 September 2015
My guest post about Richmond Unchained and its genesis on CarolynJewel.com, as well as a chance to win a copy of the book
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6 September 2015
The Staten Island Advance newspaper - the newspaper of the island where Richmond was born - feature Richmond Unchained and Bill Richmond's amazing life and career in Cormac Gordon's excellent article, which appeared in both print and onlineClick here
 
6 September 2015
The Northumberland Gazette newspaper's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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2 September 2015
I appeared on the Moncrieff show on Newstalk 106-108FM, one of Ireland's leading radio stations to discuss Richmond Unchained
Click here for Listen Back link, then select 2 September, part 3



Or listen using the link below (flash player needed, may not work on mobiles / iPads)
video

Saddoboxing.com's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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1 September 2015

The Voice newspaper's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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Shepherd Neame brewery website's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch.
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Beer Today's coverage of the Richmond Unchained book launch
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Inapub's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch

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The British Guild of Beer Writers' coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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31 August 2015
BritishBoxers.co.uk coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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Eastside Boxing's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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29 August 2015
Boxing Monthly
's coverage of the Richmond Unchained launch
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27 August 2015

 The Independent newspaper featured a lavishly illustrated three-page feature article I wrote about Bill Richmond, while an alternative version of this article appeared in the i-Newspaper. Click here to access the online version of this article.




26 August 2015

The Richmond Unchained launch event, at which a memorial to Bill Richmond was unveiled by Earl George Percy, was featured on the ITV London News, in a report presented by Luke Hanrahan.
Click below to watch (flash player needed, may not work on mobiles/ iPad)
video


14 August 2015
On Friday I had the pleasure of appearing on Robert Elms' long-running and highly respected radio show on BBC London 94.9 to discuss my book Richmond UnchainedThe programme can be accessed via the below link - my interview begins around the 36-minute mark.



12 August 2015
I had the pleasure of appearing on TKO Radio's regular boxing podcast to discuss my book Richmond UnchainedThe programme can be accessed via the below links, as well as via iTunes and other digital platforms. Indeed, I highly recommend that you don't only listen to the Richmond Unchained episode but other past episodes of this excellent podcast as well, which include interviews with Mikkel Kessler among many others. 


30 July 2015
Richmond Unchained has been named as one of the 'top book picks' of the week by The National newspaper, the United Arab Emirates' leading English-language publication.


                      July and August 2015: Richmond Unchained launch event
The news of the launch event for Richmond Unchained - incorporating the unveiling of a memorial plaque and portrait of Richmond at the Tom Cribb pub in London - has been picked up by numerous news outlets, including as far afield as the Philippines!








8 July 2015: Boxing Monthly Website
The Boxing Monthly website has now re-published by Bill Richmond feature online.



May 2015: Boxing Monthly Magazine
The May issue of the leading boxing publication featured a four-page article on Bill Richmond's life and career to tie in with the upcoming release of Richmond Unchained.




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