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Connor Williams

History, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

Kingship, Nobility and Gentry: The Uses and Abuses of Wardship from Edward III to Henry IV (1350-1413)

Research Area

  • History
  • Political History


WILLIAMS, Connor. "Roger Mortimer, fourth earl of March - a study in minority, royal service and 'proximity' to the crown during the late fourteenth century", Journal of the Mortimer History Society, Volume 4 (2020), pp. 21-38.


"The Child Lords of the Marches: The Hastings and Mortimer Wardships, 1375-95" - International Medieval Congress 2021, University of Leeds (Online), July 2021.

"Rota Fortunae: A Reassessment of Richard II's Fall from Power, 1377-99" - East Midlands Conference for History Teaching and Learning Undergraduate History Dissertation Showcase, University of Derby, June 2019.

Public Engagement & Impact

As a member of the Mortimer History Society, I am an editorial assistant and content creator for their quarterly newsletter Mortimer Matters which is read by the society's 500+ members. I am also a member of their research and palaeography group which has the long-term aim of transcribing and publishing archival sources related to the Mortimer family and wider Welsh Marches for easier access to scholars to encourage wider research in both fields.

Other Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • The wider fourteenth-century, particularly the reign of Richard II.
  • The landholding classes of Medieval England, Wales and Ireland.
  • The development and history of the Welsh Marches.
  • Medieval genealogy.
  • Administrative developments of Medieval England, particularly within the localities, especially the office of the escheator.


  • Mortimer History Society (2019-present)
  • Pipe Roll Society (2020-present)