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

Events organised by MHS are in red.

Saturday 28th April 2018 - Mortimer's Cross Battlefield Walk
This walk in aid of the project begins at the Mortimer’s Cross Inn. For just £20 this all-day event includes morning coffee, an expert narrated guided walk across the possible sites, lunch at the Corners Inn Kingsland and then an arms/armour presentation. This is followed by a tour of battle related medieval Kingsland, returning to the Mortimer’s Cross Inn for tea and cakes at around 4.30. It is always fun. Booking is essential as places are limited: details from Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07926 903020

Saturday 19th May 2018 - MHS Spring Conference
Religion and Faith in the time of the Mortimers

Our Spring Conference offers the opportunity of hearing a fascinating range of talks given by eminent speakers. It is being held at Leominster Priory. Here is the outline programme:
* Religious Structures in the Middle Ages  - Dr Ian Mortimer
* Monasticism in the Welsh Marches - Prof. Janet Burton
* The Role of the Bishop in 13th century England: The Marches and beyond - Dr Sophie Ambler
* Saints and Miracles in the Welsh Marches: their role in people's faith - Ian Bass
* Templars and Hospitallers in the Welsh Marches - Prof. Helen Nicholson
* Churches, Chantries and Chapels - Prof. Nigel Saul
* The Personal Experience of Medieval Religion - Dr Ian
Mortimer.
Tickets: members £17.50; non-members £22.50. Pre-booked optional lunch £10. For full details of talks, speakers and booking please click here

Saturday 16th June 2018 - Visit to Sufton Court, Mordiford, Hereford
The Hereford family came to live in Mordiford in 1140 and are still there. In 1788 James Hereford commissioned James Wyatt to build this small Palladian villa.
This is a whole-day event: in the morning there will be two lectures in Mordiford church; in the afternoon Mr & Mrs Hereford will lead a guided tour of Sufton Court and then David Whitehead will lead a tour of the park which was laid out by Repton.
This is a fundraising event organised by the Victoria County History group. Tickets £30. Tea is included. Pub lunch or bring a picnic. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 21st June 2018 - MHS Summer Lecture
William Herbert and the March of Wales: Politics and Poetry in the Wars of the Roses

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke was killed fighting for Edward IV during the rebellion of the Earl of Warwick. This talk charts the growing enmity between Pembroke and Warwick and emphasises the importance of the Mortimer estates in the March.
Helen Fulton is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol.
7.30pm at the Market Theatre, Ledbury; members £5, non-members £8 - For full details click here