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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 25th November 2014     Heraldry Group visit to Fladbury, Evesham and Pershore 
A window in the church of Fladbury in Worcestershire contains 14th century stained glass showing six shields of people involved in the Battle of Evesham. These include Roger Mortimer (d1282) together with Simon de Montfort and others who were killed at the battle. We'll also visit the churches at Evesham and Pershore. If you fancy coming, use the 'Heraldry' option on the 'Contact Us' page and we'll send details.

Saturday 14th March 2015     Leintwardine and the Mortimers
Leintwardine is a village in North Herefordshire close to Wigmore. This free morning event starts at 10.00 in Leintwardine Village Hall and is open to everyone. Our brief AGM will be followed by a talk on the Mortimer connection and a visit to the church with its Mortimer chapel and ancient pews reportedly from Wigmore Abbey.

Saturday 16th May 2015     Spring Conference - Law and Order in Medieval England
Our speakers include David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History at King's College, London, Daniel Power, Professor in Medieval History at Swansea University and the historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick, author of The Greatest Knight on William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke (died 1219).

THE WIGMORE CHRONICLE DISPLAYED IN THE OLD LIBRARY OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN

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