Warwick, Clarence and their women flee England. April 1470

As stated on my home page, from time to time I will write about other areas of medieval history.  Today I have chosen to write about Richard Nevill, earl of Warwick and his son in law George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence. Clarence was the brother of kings Edward IV and Richard III.  He was also the x3 great … More Warwick, Clarence and their women flee England. April 1470

Inquisition Saturday before the Annunciation 49 Henry III (1264) A guest post by David Pilling

I have previously welcomed a two part guest post on Roger Mortimer, 1st baron Wigmore by David Pilling. This new post by David details Roger Mortimer, a steadfast and loyal ally to the crown, and his deadly attack on Hereford. This city took the side of Simon de Monfort during the Second Barons War and … More Inquisition Saturday before the Annunciation 49 Henry III (1264) A guest post by David Pilling

Mortimer History Society: Dates for your diary and news

News The Mortimer History Society is now a registered charity with registration number 1171392. This means that the Society will be able to benefit financially by claiming gift aid from the government on subscriptions and donations from all UK taxpayers who are eligible and agree. We’ll be sending out more details about this later. Via Hugh Wood … More Mortimer History Society: Dates for your diary and news

Sir Roger Mortimer of Wigmore (Part Two) A guest post by David Pilling

I am very pleased to publish the second part of David Pillings excellent article on Sir Roger Mortimer of Wigmore. This Roger, as noted in part one, left behind a legacy of absolute loyalty to kings Edward I, and his Father Henry III. He personally slew Simon de Monfort, earl of Leicester and Hugh Despenser at … More Sir Roger Mortimer of Wigmore (Part Two) A guest post by David Pilling

Sir Roger Mortimer of Wigmore (Part One) A guest post by David Pilling

It is an unfortunate fact that the career of Roger Mortimer, 1st earl of March has eclipsed the deeds of his family either side of his 1330 execution and the name Mortimer has become a byword for treachery in medieval England. With little interest shown for the Mortimers in popular history they have slipped into obscurity and … More Sir Roger Mortimer of Wigmore (Part One) A guest post by David Pilling

Sir Thomas Mortimer; A Mortimer bastard & the case of a frère.

Whilst looking up some Mortimer related stuff online I stumbled across an argument about Sir Thomas Mortimer in a genealogy group. I didn’t comment but read the comments with interest. Whilst quite aware of Sir Thomas and the questions over his legitimacy I had been unaware of the argument of Nicholas Harris Nicolas in his … More Sir Thomas Mortimer; A Mortimer bastard & the case of a frère.