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. As of May 2019 we have over 400 members worldwide.
Dr Paul Dryburgh
Dr Ian Mortimer
John and Carol Challis of Wigmore Abbey
Trustees & Officers 2019-20
|Membership Secretary||Hugh Wood|
|Jean de Rusett|
|Other Society Responsibilities|
|Website, Newsletters & Heraldry||Hugh Wood|
|Event Manager||Jean de Rusett|
|Publicity Design||Kirsten Lawton-Smith|
|The Mortimer Trail||Philip Hume|
|Marcher Lordships Project||Philip Hume|
|MHS Schools Project||Philip Hume|
|Essay Prize||Philip Hume|