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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We're anticipating that, for the rest of 2020 and early 2021, at least, our events will continue to be held via Zoom. But we'll get back to normal as soon as we can.

Saturday 15th February 2021
The Lives of Medieval Women
A half-day conference featuring presentations by Dr Emma Cavell, a specialist on women of the Marcher families, Dr Cordelia Beattie, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Danna Messer.

Saturday 27th March 2021
Discovering 1461 - The Battle of Mortimers Cross: a community archaeological project
Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by a talk by Gary Ball, the project's Programme Director.

Saturday 15th May 2021
Mayhem, Murder and Marriage: The Mortimers and the Welsh Princes
Held over from 2020 our Spring Conference will examine the relationship between the Mortimers and the native Welsh Princes, and will be held in partnership with the Radnorshire Society.

Saturday 22nd June 2021
Annual Summer Lecture: Perceptions of the Past in the March of Wales
Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University explores what is known about the medieval writers of Welsh histories and chronicles, and the reasons why they made their records.

Saturday 2nd Octoober 2021
'The Murder of Evesham, for battle it was none'
The 2nd Barons' War and the Battle of Evesham (1258-66)
Our first joint conference with the Simon de Montfort Society and the Vale of Evesham Historical Society will include presentations by Prof. David Carpenter on Henry III; Dr Sophie Ambler on Simon de Montfort; Dr Andy King on Roger Mortimer (d1282) and Louise Wilkinson on Eleanor de Montfort. Each speaker is being sked to talk about the 2nd barons' war from the perspective of "their" individual. 

A Pre-Publication Offer for MHS members

The Central and North Marches by Philip Hume
Due in the New Year, the eagerly-awaited first book in a series of three groundbreaking volumes by MHS members on the history of the Marcher Lordships
Here are some things you might like to do during lockdown 

Quiz 1 - Name that Castle - link
Quiz 2 - Medieval, Mortimers and Marches - link

Interesting lectures from some of our events are available to watch online - link

There is a varied collection of articles on the website - link

Mortimer History Society                   Charity No. 1171392             contact secretary@mortimerhistorysociety.org.uk