Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Effigies, Costumes and Music
John Gour was steward to the Mortimers in the 14th century. His effigy, with that of his wife, are in Pembridge church, together with those of his parents. Over the last two years, a team has been recreating their costumes and this is the first opportunity to see them as part of an entertaining evening.
7.30 in Pembridge church, Herefordshire. For more details and tickets click here.
Tuesday 1st August 2017 - On the Trail of the Mortimers
A talk by Philip Hume as part of the Church Stretton Festival.
3.00 in St Laurence's Parish Hall, Church Stretton. Adults £8, young people £4. For more details and booking click here
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
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
Saturday 7th October 2017 - MHS AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM
In Oscars, Ludlow Assembly Rooms.
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.
Provisional lecture titles are:
• Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen
• Foreign Exchange: English Royal Marriage in the Twelfth Century
• Sir Thomas: the Mortimer Bastard
• Networking the March: A History of Hereford and its Region from 11th-13th centuries
• The 'Traitor's Arms' in Ashperton Church, Herefordshire
• Exploring Medieval Manuscripts
More information and booking details later
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.