The Mortimer History Society May 2012 Meeting
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*Mortimer History Society Spring Conference May 12, 2012*
At Earl Mortimer College, Leominster 10 – 3.30pm
*Edward I *
and *Roger Mortimer, Simon de Montfort, and Prince Llewelyn*
I would like to invite you, and your Society to this exciting conference
on Edward I and his contemporaries. How should we view *Edward I,
1239–1307, *Conqueror of Wales, nemesis of Simon de Montfort, Prince
Llywelyn and William Wallace. Edward I was one of the most important
and violent of all English kings, his reign one of the most dramatic of
the entire Middle Ages. Was he a pioneering nation-builder, defending
the rights of the Crown, or simply a violent megalomaniac, determined to
add to his dominions at any cost?
This fascinating story is being explored at the Spring Conference of the
Mortimer History Society on May 12^th at the Earl Mortimer College,
Leominster. Dr Marc Morris, author of /A Great and Terrible King: Edward
I and the Forging of Britain /explores Edward’s career. He leads a full
study day in which there are also seminars to explore alternative
Welsh historians will talk about Prince Llywelyn’s achievements. John
Davies, chairman of the Abbey Cwm Hir Society will be a contributor.
Kathryn Ashe, an American author who has written several novels on Simon
de Montfort, is coming over especially for the conference.
Representatives of the Simon de Montfort Society such as Tim Porter will
be there. Paul Remfry, an authority on the history of the Marches, its
lord and castles, will be talking about Roger Mortimer’s role and high
standing with Edward.
We do hope that you will give us your support by publicising the details
of this conference to all you society’s members.
*/John Grove/*, Chairman
Tickets are available online http://www.mortimerhistorysociety.org.uk/
or from Stella Mason, Boraston, Tenbury Wells. WR15 8LJ (01584 810505).
All day Tickets include buffet lunch £20 (members £18). Please include
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