Tuesday 17th January 2017 - MHS Tour of St Laurence's Church, Ludlow
This is a special tour of St Laurence's church for members and their guests only. St Laurence's is a beautiful church with strong Mortimer and Yorkist connections. It was also the home of the famous Ludlow Palmers' Guild and the final resting place of several important members of the Council of Wales and the Marches. Following his untimely death in 1502 the heart of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales was buried in the church. The tour is led by MHS member, Hugh Wood, an experienced St Laurence's guide and previously Chair of the Conservation Trust, who will emphasise the Mortimer and Yorkist connections.
11.00 - c.12.30 £4 including coffee and biscuits at 11.00.
Saturday 11th March 2017 - Annual General Meeting
To be held at the new Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre (HARC) at Rotherwas just south of Hereford. After the AGM, MHS Member Barbara Wright will speak about her extensive research into the Mortimer Cartularies including The Black Book of Wigmore of the 14th century. We will also have the opportunity to tour the Centre and inspect some of its documents.
09.30 for 10.00. Everyone welcome - no charge. Finishes about 13.00. HARC is on Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, HR2 6LA
Saturday 13th May 2017 - The Medieval Welsh Marcher Lordships
Our Annual Conference will be held in the Auditorium at Ludlow Assembly Rooms. The day will include lectures on:
The Development of the Marcher Lordships from 1066 - 1282
The Power of the Marcher Lords
Case Studies of Marcher Families
The Welsh Perspective on the Marcher Lordships
The Marches in the Late Medieval Period