Event Information:

  • Sat

    'The King's Writ does not run here': The Welsh Marcher Lordships

    2:30 pmSt Peter’s Church, Rosehill, Holywell, CH8 7TL

    A talk for the Flintshire Historical Society by

    Philip Hume,

    The Mortimer History Society

      The medieval Marcher Lordships were a region between England and Wales that, politically and administratively, didn't belong fully to either. Within each of the 50 lordships, the Marcher Lord had  unique regal-like powers with their own laws, judicial powers, and access to resources and armies.

    This talk explores the origins and development of the Marcher Lordships in the context of the 200-year struggle for control of Wales, with particular reference to the Marcher Lordships of north-east Wales.

    Non-members welcome.  For more information: 07778 659648