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

MHS SPRING CONFERENCE - 14th MAY 2016 - FOR FULL DETAILS AND BOOKING     CLICK HERE 

Saturday 14th May 2016 - MHS Spring Conference - Sport, Culture and Intrigue: Glimpses into Medieval Life
at Hereford Academy, Marlbrook Road, Hereford HR2 7NG
Speakers include
Professor David Crouch of Hull University on The Tourneying Society of the High Middle Ages
Professor Peter Coss of Cardiff University on Life in the Gentry Manor House c1280-c1350
Dr Emma Cavell of Swansea University on Intelligence and Intrigue in the March of Wales: Maud Mortimer and the fall of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
Tim Hoverd, Archaelogical Projects Officer for Herefordshire on Deerparks
Tickets (including lunch) Members £25; Non-members £30.  
For more information and booking      click here    

Sunday 15th May 2016 - Moccas Deerpark
Following his talk at the conference, Tim Hoverd will lead a visit to Moccas Deerpark close to the River Wye, north west of Hereford.

Saturday 25th June 2016 - The Stained Glass of St Laurence's, Ludlow
A whole-day conference organised by the Ludlow Palmers with help from York Glaziers Trust. Tickets are £50 but members of MHS can book for the reduced price of £45. For online booking go to ludlowglass.eventbrite.co.uk and choose the 'Mortimer History Society' option. Or you can book by sending a cheque made out to 'CTSLL' to The Ludlow Palmers, 2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN giving your contact details and mentioning MHS. For more details Click here

A HISTORY TRAIL FOR MORTIMER COUNTRY

Work to develop the Mortimer History Trail and local community involvement has progressed rapidly over the last few months. There are two particular highlights: first, Logaston Press has agreed to publish the trail as a booklet of 60-70 pages which will interweave the history of the Mortimer family with the locations, buildings and artefacts that provide a touchstone and connection to their exciting history. The trail will include quizzes and I-Spy trails to engage children and families. If all goes well the booklet is due to be published at Easter 2016 with an official launch event in the summer; secondly, a number (7-12) of local primary schools are committed to developing curriculum content on the Mortimers for their local history studies, which means that 200+ children (and their parents and families) each year will find out more about the Mortimers and engage with the Trail.

For more information please use this link to access an article on the Trail, or contact Philip Hume by choosing the 'Mortimer History Trail' option on the 'Contact Us' page.

2015 CONFERENCE - LAW & ORDER IN EARLY MEDIEVAL ENGLAND - THE ROAD TO MAGNA CARTA

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From left to right: Derwin Bennett ("The Royal Executioner"), Prof. David Carpenter, Dr Paul Dryburgh, Dr Ian Mortimer, Elizabeth Chadwick, Dr Matthew Stevens, Prof. Daniel Power & MHS Chairman Jason O'Keefe.
For details of the conference click here