The Mortimer History Society was launched in 2009 to provide a focus and forum for all those who are interested in the medieval Mortimer dynasty and the history of the Welsh Marches. As well as developing our knowledge of the local and national history associated with the main Mortimer family, members are actively involved in studying castles, churches, tombs, stained glass, heraldry, artefacts and documents linked to the dynasty. We are interested in all aspects of life on the Welsh borders including the history of the Marcher Lords and the Welsh Princes as well as the exploration of other branches of the medieval Mortimer family.
The Society seeks to promote a wider interest in this fascinating period of history among a diverse audience including young people, particularly those living in ‘Mortimer Country’ in the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys.
Dr Paul Dryburgh
Dr Ian Mortimer
John and Carol Challis of Wigmore Abbey
Officers and Committee 2017-18
|Membership Secretary||Mike Beazley|
|Jean de Rusett|
|Other Society Responsibilities|
|Dress & Textiles||Margot Miller|
|Website, Newsletters & Heraldry||Hugh Wood|
|The Mortimer Trail||Philip Hume|
|Marcher Lordships Project||Philip Hume|
|Essay Prize||Philip Hume|