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


A Morning Conference followed by an optional practical afternoon on weapons 

We're delighted to have assembled a star cast for the morning session
The Place of Battle in the Context of Civil War under the Anglo-Norman and Angevin Kings 1100-c.1217
- Professor Matthew Strickland, University of Glasgow
The Soldier's Experience
- Dr Andy King, University of Southampton
Destrier & Courser: The Landscape of Horse Studs in Medieval England
- Professor Rob Liddiard, University of East Anglia
Tickets: Members £11, Non-Members £15

In the Afternoon

Talks and demonstrations about medieval weapons plus a chance to shoot a bow in an indoor archery range.
Tickets: Members £5, Non-Members £7.50
For full details of this event: speakers, venue & directions and booking click here

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
Draft programme
Wales at the Time of Conquest - Dr Euryn Roberts
The Mortimers and the Rules of Rhwng Gwy a Hafren - Dr David Stephenson
The Mortimers and Llywelyn ab Iorwerth - Dr Rhun Emlyn
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Simon de Montfort & Roger Mortimer - Dr Sophie Ambler
A "Notorious Association": Owain Glyn Dwr and Sir Edmund Mortimer - 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