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

17th-20th October 2014     Visit to Ireland
This is an exciting opportunity to visit Trim Castle. Built by the de Lacys it passed by marriage to the Genevilles and then to the Mortimers. More Information

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).


Here is a section of the new family tree of the Mortimers of Wigmore, based on the genealogy supplied by Dr Ian Mortimer. To see the full pedigree and to access Ian Mortimer's genealogy click here

Mortimers Wigmore detail

Mortimers of Scotland

Craigievar    Auchinbaddie    Flemington

         Mortimer of Craigievar                        Mortimer of Auchinbaddie                    Mortimer of Flemington