Philip Hume

As a teenager, Philip Hume had a fascination for exploring ruined castles and abbeys, imagining the lives of the people who lived there. This led to an abiding interest in medieval history.

In 2014, Philip relocated to live outside Ludlow in the heart of 'Mortimer Country'. This has been an ideal location to combine his enthusiasm for medieval history and researching the lives and events that shaped the area, with exploring new places to find the buildings and artefacts that connect us to our past. Philip has written ‘On the Trail of the Mortimers’ (published in April 2016 by Logaston Press, price £7.50), which describes the history of the medieval Mortimer family that dominated first this area, then the whole of the Welsh Marches, and ultimately the whole country. The book interweaves the history of the Mortimers with local locations, 17 castles, 15 churches and a range of artefacts that connect us to the Mortimers’ domination of the area.

Philip is the secretary of the Mortimer History Society.