Ian Mortimer


Future appearances

  • Thursday 20 April 2023, 6:30
    Bovey Paradiso, Bovey Tracey
    A fundraising talk in the Bovey Whisky Distillery (old Town Hall) across the road from the old King of Prussia pub - now Bovey Paradiso - entitled 'Medieval inns and alehouses - and modern myths'. It will be illustrated with images of some pubs that are genuinely medieval and a few that are definitely not. The talk will range across the real history of inns, taverns and alehouses and the signs employed for public houses from the early fourteenth century, as well as why people exaggerate the ages of their pubs and the many myths and historical errors employed in justifying such claims. There will be a bar open throughout. Tickets (max 100) are available online.
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023, 7:30
    The Harberton and Harbertonford History Society
    A talk in St Andrew's Church, Harberton, about The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain.
  • Tuesday 1 August 2023
    The Mortimer History Society
    Two talks for the event - to be held at the Tower of London - to mark the 700th anniversary of the escape from the Tower of Roger Mortimer (1287-1330), and to launch the Society's new book, Dynasty of Destiny: The Mortimers of Wigmore in the Middle Ages, 1066–1485, to which I have contributed a chapter on Sir John Mortimer (d. 1424). The first of my talks will be on the pre-1322 career of Roger Mortimer; the second will be on Sir John Mortimer - who also escaped from the Tower, twice - and the demise of the family in the early fifteenth century.
  • Tuesday 26 September 2023, 7:30
    East Prawle History Society
    A talk in the parish church (Chivelstone) about Medieval Horizons. Open to non-members.
  • Thursday 2 May 2024, 7:30
    Woodbury History Society
    A talk about Medieval Horizons, to be held in St Swithun's Church. Open to non-members.
  • 6-8 September 2024 [date & time tba]
    Historical Novels Society
    A talk for the Society's annual conference about taking different perspectives on the past.