MORTIMER MATTERS

Mortimer Matters 30 - August 2017   (Download pdf)
Some Welsh Reactions to the March
Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick
Introducing the Mortimers 2: The First Two Mortimer Lords of Wigmore
The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll goes into schools

Mortimer Matters 29 - May 2017   (Download pdf) 
The Marcher Lordships Project
The Wigmore Centre
Introducing the Mortimers 1: Origins in Normandy
Two Mortimer Ladies in Shakespeare
The Black Book of Wigmore

Mortimer Matters 28 - February 2017   (Download pdf) 
Results of the 2016 Essay Prize
Sir Edmund Mortimer and the Battle of Bryn Glas (1403)
Maud Fitzalan and the fight for Scottish Independence
A Mortimer effigy in Kings Pyon church, Herefordshire?
Earl Mortimer??

Newsletter 27  - November 2016   (Download pdf) 
Notes from the Autumn Symposium
Mortimer Heraldry in a small Shropshire village
Eastern Wales in the 13th century - what was really happening?
The Last of the Mortimer stars - a woman
The tourneying society of the Middle Ages

Newsletter 26 - August 2016   (Download pdf) 
Details of the 2016 Autumn Symposium in Ludlow
Prince Arthur - the Tudor king who never was
Maud Mortimer and the fall of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd
Isabella Mortimer - Lady of Clun and Oswestry
The ancient earldom of Arundel
Ancestors of Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March

Newsletter 25 - April 2016   (Download pdf) 
Publication of 'On the Trail of the Mortimers'
Launch of the MHS Essay Prize
The MHS Local History Programme for Schools
Cleobury Mortimer and the Mortimers
The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll
Mortimer's Deep
Notes on the publication of 'Wigmore Castle - Excavations 1996 & 1998'

Newsletter 24 - December 2015    (Download pdf))
16th century roll of arms of Ludlow castle
Presteigne and the Mortimers
Joan de Geneville
Early Papal Bulla found at Wigmore

Newsletter 23 - October 2015    (Download pdf))
The Fatal Quarrel of Simon de Montfort
Dolforwyn Castle
The Ludlow Parhelion 2015
Progress on the Mortimer History Trail

Newsletter 22 - July 2015    (Download pdf)
A special edition dedicated to our 2015 Spring Conference - "Law and Order in Early Medieval England - The Road to Magna Carta"
The Anglo-Norman Aristocracy 1066-1215 - Daniel Power, Professor of Medieval History, University of Swansea
King John and William Marshal - Elizabeth Chadwick, award-winning author of historical fiction
The Magna Carta Project - David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History, King's College, London
Women and the Law in the Age of Magna Carta - Matthew Stevens, Senior Lecturer, University of Swansea

Newsletter 21 - April 2015    (Download pdf)
Leintwardine and the Mortimers
The Mortimers and the Warennes
Mortimer Cadency - the coats of arms of the children of Roger Mortimer (d1282)

Newsletter 20 - March 2015    (Download pdf)
The Wigmore Chronicle
What is the correct coat of arms for Simon de Montfort?
Introduction to Ian Mortimer's new Genealogy of the Mortimers

Newsletter 19 - December 2014    (Download pdf)
Report on the Society's visit to Dublin and Trim Castle
The battle of Evesham window in Fladbury church, Worcestershire
A proposed Mortimer trail in Herefordshire and Ludlow

Newsletter 18 - September 2014    (Download pdf)
Report on field trip to Stapleton Castle
Roger Mortimer (d1282), a queen and a carbuncle
Wigmore Abbey by Ruth Richardson
The three Elizabeth de Burghs

Newsletter 17 - July 2014    (Download pdf)
Report on the Spring Conference: Britain and Ireland 1200-1500: Conquest and Colonisation
Report on the Study Day: Using History for Fact and Fiction
Details of Day Conference: Richard III, Ludlow and the House of York
Seven new articles on the website
The Secret Life of Blanche Mortimer
Celebrating the completion of the restoration of Blanche's tomb
Notes on Mortimer Heraldry
Sir Reginald Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham

Newsletter 16 - 1st May 2014    (Download pdf)
Spring Conference - Britain and Ireland 1200-1500: Conquest and Colonisation
Society and Kingship in Pre-Norman Ireland
List of members' interests
A new genealogy of the Mortimers of Wigmore on the website
Pembridge village history
Knucklas Castle Community Land Project

Newsletter 15 – 26th March 2014   (Download pdf)
Encouraging members to write articles for the website
Send in details of other talks and courses you know of
Report on Duncan James's talk on medieval houses in Pembridge
Mortimer arms on the Prince of Wales' Sword of State
Mortimer arms at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I

Newsletter 14 – 2nd March 2014   (Download pdf)
Discovery of the coffin of Blanche Mortimer
Dr Ian Mortimer's Outline Genealogy of the Mortimers
Mortimer Castles & Churches

Newsletter 13 – November 2013 (Download pdf)
Report on the Heraldry Day
Report from the Dress & Textile Group
Forthcoming Events:
- AGM at Pembridge (A Mortimer manor)
- Spring Conference - Britain & Ireland: Conquest & Colonisation
- Visit to Stapleton Castle, Presteigne
- Visit to Trim Castle in Ireland

Newsletter 12 – June 2013     (Download pdf)
Report on the Spring Conference
Field visit to Usk Castle
Report on the activities of the Dress and Textiles Group
Heraldry Group visit to Martley and Ribbesford

Newsletter 11 – March 2013   (Download pdf)
Report of the 2013 AGM
New Translation of the Mortimer Chronicle
Report on the Blanche Mortimer Dress Project and the Study Day at Much Marcle
Information about the Spring Conference on May 11th – Changing Society in the Time of Richard II

Newsletter 10 – October 2012   (Download pdf)
Visit to Wigmore Abbey guided by our President, John Challis
Visit to Herefordshire Museums Resources & Educational Centre
The Blanche Mortimer Dress Project

Newsletter 9 – June 2012   (Download pdf) br />Spring Conference Report – Marc Morris, Katherine Ashe, Tim Porter & John Davis on the time of Edward I, Simon de Montfort & Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
Field Visit to Tedstone Wafre with Martin Toms & Tim Hoverd
Activities of the Dress & Textiles Group

Newsletter 8 – March 2012 (Download pdf)
Spring Conference briefing and introductions to the speakers, Marc Morris, Katherine Ashe, Tim Porter and John Davis
Blanche Mortimer dress project
Translation of the Wigmore Chronicle
Is the effigy in Wolferlow church that of Lucy de Wafre?

Newsletter 7 – November 2011 (Download pdf)
Autumn Conference at Ewyas Harold – Paul Dryburgh on Mortimer Ladies – Steven Blake on the Herefordshire school of scupture – field visit to Kilpeck.
Field visit to New Radnor with Paul Remfry.
First meeting of the Dress & Textiles Group
The heraldry of the Mortimers

Newsletter 6 – June 2011 (Download pdf)
Spring Conference – Ian Mortimer on the Mortimers and the Royal Family – Alison Weir on Queen Isabella, She-Wolf of France – The Border Waites
The establishment of a Dress & Textiles group

Newsletter 5 – Jan 2011 (Download pdf)
Introducing Ian Mortimer & Alison Weir, speakers at the Spring Conference
Andrew Talbot-Ponsonby on Wigmore Abbey in Leintwardine church
Field visit to Much Marcle

Newsletter 4 – Oct 2010  (Download pdf)
Autumn Conference – Martin Toms on Tedstone Wafre, a Mortimer Manor – Prof. David Carpenter on Roger Mortimer (d1282) supporter of Edward I.
Tina Negus on the Herefordshire school of sculpture and the Mortimers

Newsletter 3 – July 2010  (Download pdf)
Spring Conference on Prince Llywelyn, Owain Glendwr, Shakespeare and the Mortimers – Dr David Stephenson on Prince Llywelyn and the Marcher Lords – Paul Remfry on the Battle of Bryn Glas 1402 – John Grove on the Battle of Usk – Teme Players with excerpts from Henry IV Part 1
Blanche Mortimer – is it her effigy in Much Marcle Church?

Newsletter 2 – January 2010 (Download pdf)
Field trip to Wigmore Castle with Paul Remfry
First AGM

Newsletter 1 – October 2009 (Download pdf)