Who were the Mortimers?

Warlike, ambitious and powerful, the Mortimers bestrode the medieval stage. Inextricably linked with the great events of their time, their story is the tale of a turbulent England racked with dissension, rebellion and open warfare at home and abroad. To read more about this amazing family click here

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 11th August 2016 - Evening Lecture
Prince Arthur: Ludlow, the Marches and the training of the first Tudor Prince of Wales 
Dr Sean Cunningham of The National Archives
This event has been organised by MHS and is being put on in association with the Ludlow Palmers and the Ludlow Historical Research Group. 
7.00 for 7.30 in St Laurence's church, Ludlow. Refreshments from 7.00.
Tickets £6.50 (or £5 for members of any of the three sponsoring groups). Pay on the door.


We are proud to announce the publication by Logaston Press of On the Trail of the Mortimers a guide to 17 sites with strong Mortimer connections in North Herefordshire, South Shropshire and Eastern Wales. Written by our Secretary, Philip Hume, it links each of the sites to the fascinating history of the family. The book was launched on 12th May in Ludlow Library and is already selling well. For full information please use this link

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                                                                    MHS President John Challis with Philip Hume
                                                                         and Andy Johnson of Logaston Press


Detailed reports on the conference will be included in the next newsletter sent to all members and will then be available on this website for members to access.

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Prof. David Crouch speaking on the                        Dr Emma Cavell speaking about                   Tim Hoverd gave a fascinating talk
the tourneying society of the Middle Ages          Intelligence and Intrigue in the Marches                  on Herefordshire deer parks

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          Dance in the time of the Mortimers led by                                                                    Stanton's Bookstall
                       Passamezzo Early Dance

Moccas600                                                                   The expedition to Moccas Deer Park led by Tim Hoverd