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

Saturday 16th February 2019
On the Record: Writing the Mortimer Family into History, 1066 - 1400
10.00-13.00 in College Hall, Hereford Cathedral - members £9, non-members £13
Writing and Reading Chronicles in Medieval England - Dr Michael Staunton
Chronicles and Colleges: Constructing the Image of the Mortimers in the Middle Ages - Dr Philip Morgan
The Mortimers in the Writings of Iolo Goch and Adam
with a display of medieval manuscripts and books from Hereford Cathedral library
Space is limited and our last event was sold out -  for more information and to secure your place click here

Saturday 16th March 2019
The Medieval Castle and Borough of Richards Castle

10.00 AGM - open to all
11.00 Talk by Philip Hume, Secretary of MHS
at Richards Castle Village Hall. Members free, non-members £5. For full details click here

Saturday 18th May 2019 - Spring Conference
The Mortimers to 1330: from Wigmore to ruler of England
To be held at Leominster Priory, Herefordshire.
Speakers include
Dr Ian Mortimer  who will speak on the early Mortimers
Dr Emma Cavell's subject is "Mortimer women of the 12th 13th centuries"
Dr Andrew Spencer will speak on Roger Mortimer (d.1282) while Dr Paul Dryburgh will talk about his grandson, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March who was executed in 1330.
Best-selling author Kathryn Warner's subject will be "Edward II, Hugh Despenser and Roger Mortimer".
For more information and booking   click here

Saturday 29th June 2019 - Joint Conference with the Richard III Society
The Mortimer Inheritance: Key to the Yorkist Crown
To be held in Ludlow Assembly Rooms and St Laurence's Church
Speakers include
Prof. Chris Given-Wilson on how a putative king became an impotent pawn
Dr Ian Mortimer on the Mortimer claim to the throne
Dr Paul Dryburgh on the fall and rise of the Mortimer Earls of March 1330-1360
Matthew Lewis and Dr Joanna Laynesmith on Richard of York, Cecily Neville, Edward IV and Richard III 
For more information and booking  click here

Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Members Only Study Visit
Wigmore Castle and Wigmore Abbey

Saturday 5th October 2019 - Joint Conference with the Friends of Ludlow Museum
The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll: A Window into Tudor Times
To be held in Ludlow

Saturday 30th November 2019
Lordship and enduring influence: the Mortimers in medieval Ireland
10.00-1.00 in Church Stretton High School. Members £9, non-members £13.