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.

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More about this event
In the morning we're holding a mini-conference with three speakers including Prof. Matthew Strickland and Dr Andy King.

In the optional afternoon session will be talks on the longbow and the crossbow with have-a-go archery. More details later.

Summary of forthcoming events

Saturday 28th March 2020
AGM and lecture on the Medieval History of Weobley
The AGM is open to all. Following the formal meeting, Andrew Stirling Brown will talk about Weobley, which was the caput of the de Lacy lordships in the Welsh March which included Ewyas Lacy and Ludlow.
Morning only - Weobley Community Hall

Saturday 16th May 2020
Joint Conference with the Radnorshire Society
Mayhem, Murder and Marriage: The Mortimers and the Welsh Princes
Wales c.1066 - Dr Euryn Roberts
The Mortimers and the Princes of Rhywng Gwy a Hafren - Dr David Stephenson
The Mortimers and Llewelyn ap Iorwerth
The Mortimers and Llewelyn ap Gruffudd - Dr Sophie Ambler
The Mortimers and Owain Glyn Dwr - Prof. Gruffyd Aled Williams
A whole-day conference at Knighton Community Centre, Powys

Wednesday 17th June 2020
Summer Lecture by Prof. Dan Power
An evening lecture at Grange Court, Leominster - title to be announced

Sunday 19th July 2020
Visit to Hellens, Much Marcle and Kempley
A self-drive visit with car-sharing

Saturday 3rd October 2020
"The King's Writ does not run here": the Medieval Welsh Marcher Lordships
A whole-day conference to be held in Ludlow

Saturday 21st November 2020
Decorated in Glory: churches, church building and people in Herefordshire in the 14th century
In College Hall, Hereford Cathedral - a morning mini-conference