Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Launch of the new Heritage Trail at Ashperton, Herefordshire
Ashperon castle was the home of the Grandison family in the 13th century and Peter de Grandison was the husband of Blanche Mortimer, youngest daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March who is buried at Much Marcle nearby. Guided tours lasting about two hours will leave from Ashperton Church, where refreshments are available, at 10.30 and 4.30 and include the site of the castle.
Saturday 9th September 2017 - Public Meeting about the Wigmore Centre Project
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Wigmore Centre Community Interest Company an initial grant of £170,000 to prepare a detailed grant application to conserve and develop the use of the Mortimer church of St James, in Wigmore. This meeting is an opportunity to hear about the latest proposals and to learn of the progress made so far. For more information click here
The meeting is at 12.00 in Wigmore Village Hall, Ford Street HR6 9UW. It is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served including canapés and a glass of wine.
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 - Re-enactment of the Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461
Soon after the untimely death of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York at the battle of Wakefield, his 18-year-old son Edward met and defeated a Welsh army under Jasper and Owen Tudor, who were moving east to support the Lancastrian king Henry VI. The battle of Mortimer's Cross proved a turning point in the Wars of the Roses and within a few weeks Edward was proclaimed king in London as Edward IV - the first Yorkist king.
The event takes place at Croft Castle, the National Trust property near Mortimer's Cross. It runs from 10.00 to 17.00 on both days. Normal National Trust entry fees apply. NT members free.
Friday 22nd September 2017 - Medieval Politics in the Marches: Warfare, Conquest and Marriage
An 8-mile walk around Presteigne and Stapleton led by Philip Hume as part of the Kington Walking Festival.
Meet at 9.00 around the Presteigne and Stapleton area. £7.50. For more details and booking scroll down to the second walk on this link
Saturday 30th September 2017 - The Treaty of Montgomery 1267
Saturday 7th October 2017- MHS AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM
A one-day conference organised by the Powysland Club to mark their 150th anniversary and the 750th anniversary of the Treaty of Montgomery, in which king Henry III confirmed the status of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd as Prince of Wales. The speakers are
Professor David Carpenter on The English Government and the Treaty of Montgomery
Dr David Stephenson on The Impact of the Treaty on Wales
Professor Huw Pryce on The Historiography of the Treaty
John Davies on The Ford of Montgomery
Venue: Plas Dolerw, Newtown, Powys SY16 2EH; start 10.15; tickets £15 including lunch. Numbers are strictly limited so apply soon. Download booking form here
In Oscars, Ludlow Assembly Rooms. 9.30-4.00 Members £12; Non-members £15
Following last year's successful innovation we are again presenting a fascinating collection of talks on a wide range of subjects, both local and national but with a strong Mortimer and Marches flavour. This day of talks will be suitable for the anyone with an interest in medieval history. Confirmed lecture titles are: Networking the March: A History of Hereford and its Region from 11th to 13th centuries
A Foreign Exchange: English Royal Marriage in the 12th Century
The Production of a Medieval Bestseller: The Prose Brut
Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen Sir Thomas, the Mortimer Bastard
For full details and booking information click here
Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Hereford Cathedral's Mappa Mundi
Organised by Leominster Historical Society. A talk by Sarah Arrowsmith, Head of Schools and Family Learning at Hereford Cathedral about the famous map of the world. Dated around 1300 and on a single sheet of vellum, it is the largest medieval map known to exist.
7.30 Grange Court, Leominster. Non-members £3.