Carlisle Castle

Carlisle, the Borders and the Lake District

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Church History

Tewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey

Bernard, G W (2005) The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church 

Bottomley, Frank. (1995).  Abbey Explorer’s Guide. Otley: Smith Settle

Butler, Lionel & Given-Wilson, Chris. (1979) Medieval Monasteries of Great Britain. London: Michael Joseph

Cannon, Jon. (2007) Cathedral: The Great English Cathedrals And The World That Made Them London: Constable

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Cooke, K ‘The English Nuns and the Dissolution’, in J Blair and B. Golding (eds) The Cloister and the World: Essays in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Cowen, Painton. (2005) The Rose Window Splendour and Symbol. London:Thames and Hudson

Eames, Elizabeth. (1992) English Tilers. London: British Museum Press

Medieval Tile from Great Malvern Priory (double click on image to open post)

Hayman, Richard. (1993) Church Misericords and Bench Ends. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications

Hoyle, RW (1995) ‘The Origins of the Dissolution of the Monasteries’, Historical Journal, vol 38

Jenkins, Simon. (2000) England’s Thousand Best Churches. London: Penguin

MacDermott, Mercia. (2003) Explore Green Men. Loughborough: Albion Press

Wells, Katherine.(2013) A Tour of the Stained Glass at Great Malvern Priory. The Friends of Malvern Priory

Woodward, G.W.C. (2012) The Pitkin Guide to The Dissolution of the Monasteries. Andover: Pitkin Publishing

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Youings. J. The Dissolution of the Monasteries

General History (including kings and queens)

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Weir, Alison. (2002) Britain’s Royal Families. London: Vintage Books

Westwood and Simpson. (2005) The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England’s Legends. London: Penguin

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Norman Conquest

Ackroyd, Peter. (2011) The History of England Volume 1 Foundation. London: Pan Books

Bridgeford, Andrew. (2004) 1066 The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry. London: Harper Collins

Borman, Tracy. (2011) Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror. London: Jonathan Cape

Binns, A.L. (1966). East Yorkshire in the Sagas. Hull: East Yorkshire Local History Society

Bramley, Peter. (2012) A Companion and Guide to the Norman Conquest. Stroud: The History Press

Cassady, Richard F. (1987) The Norman Achievement. London: Guild Publishing

Edmondson, David. (2014) Anglo-Saxon England In 100 Places. Stroud: Amberley

Kerr, Nigel and Mary. (1984) A Guide to Norman Sites in Britain. London: Paladin

Messing, Jan.(1999) The Bayeux Tapestry: The Embroiderers’ Story. Tunbridge Wells: Search Press

Morris, Marc (2013) The Norman Conquest. London: Windmill

Neveux, Francois. (2006) The Normans. London: Running Press

Rex, Peter. (2012) Hereward Stroud: Amberley Publishing

Rex, Peter. (2014) The English Resistance. Stroud: Amberley Publishing

Weir, Alison. (2017) Queens of the Conquest. London: Jonathan Cape

Whittock, Martyn and Hannah (2016) 1016 & 1066: Why the Vikings Caused the Norman Conquest Ramsey: Robert Hale


Fisher, Celia.(2013) The Medieval Flower Book. London: The British Library

Morris, Marc. (2015) King John- Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta. London: Penguin

Payling, S.J. 2001. The Economics of Marriage in Late Medieval England: The

Marriage of Heiresses. In The Economic History Review, 54 (3).

Warren, W.L. (1978) King John. London: Methuen

Wars of the Roses

Ashdown-Hill, John. (2010) Eleanor the Secret Queen: The Woman who put Richard III on the throne. Stroud, The History Press

Gregory, Philippa. Baldwin, David. Jones Michael. (2011) The Women of the Cousins War. London: Simon and Schuster

Godwin, George. (2011). Fatal Colours. London: Pheonix

Mercer, Malcolm. (2012). The Medieval Gentry: Power, Leadership and Choice During the Wars of the Roses. London: Continuum Books.

Richardson, Geoffrey. (1996) The Hollow Crown. Shipley: Baildon Books

Richardson, Geoffrey. (2000) The Popinjays. Shipley: Baildon Books

Richardson, Geoffrey (2002) A Pride of Bastards. Shipley:Baildon Books

Royle, Trevor. (2012) The Wars of the Roses. London:Abacus

Wagner, John A. (2001) Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses. Oxford: ABC Clio

Weir, Alison (1994) The Princes In The Tower  London:Random House

Weir, Alison. (2009) Lancaster and York. London: Random House

Henry VII’s coat of arms

The Tudors

Arthurson, Ian. (2009) The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy 1491-1499  Stroud:The History Press

Bush, M.L. (1996) The Pilgrimage of Grace: A Study of the Rebel Armies of October 1536 Manchester: Manchester University Press

Chrimes, S.B. (1973)  Henry VII  (Yale English Monarchs Series)

Cooper, Tarnya. (2008)  A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits. London: National Portrait Gallery

Dodds Madeline and Dodds Ruth (1916) The Pilgrimage of Grace 1536-1537 and the Exeter Conspiracy

Doran, Susan. The Tudor Chronicles. London:Quercus

Hutchinson, Robert (2012) Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson

James, Susan E. (2009) Catherine Parr: Henry VIII’s Last Love. Stroud: The History Press

Jones, Philippa. (2011) The Other Tudors: Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards. London: New Holland Publishers

Lipscomb, Suzannah. (2006) 1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII Oxford: Lion Hudson

Loades, David (2010) The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Stroud: The History Press

Moorhouse, G. (2002) The Pilgrimage of Grace. London:Weidenfeld and Nicolson


Norton, Elizabeth. (2011) Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty. Stroud: Amberley Publishing

Penn, Thomas. (2012) Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England. London:Penguin

Porter, Linda. (2010) Katherine the Queen. London: Pan Books

Seward, Desmond. (2011) The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors.  London: Constable and Robinson.

Skidmore, Chris. (2013) Bosworth – the Birth of the Tudors. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson

Starkey, David, “King Henry and King Arthur,” in Arthurian Literature XVI, ed. James Patrick Carley, 171-196. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 1998.

Starkey, David. (2009)  Henry: Virtuous Prince. London: Harper Press

Tremlett, Giles. (2010) Catherine of Aragon: Henry’s Spanish Queen. London: Faber and Faber

Irwin, Margaret. (1960) The Great Lucifer: a portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh. London:Penguin

Weir, Alison. (1996) Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII. London: Jonathan Cape

 Wroe, Ann. (2003). Perkin A Story of Deception London: Jonathan Cape

henry vii receiving book

The Stuarts

Spence, Richard T, (1997) Lady Anne Clifford. Stroud: Sutton Publishing

The English Civil War

Gaunt, Peter. (2014) The English Civil War: A Military History. London: Tauris & Co

Spraggon, Julie. (2003) Puritan Iconoclasm During the English Civil War. Woodbridge: Boydell Press

World War One

MacDonald, Lyn. (1989) 1914 The Days of Hope. London:Penguin

Tuchman, Barbara W. (1964) The Guns of August. London: Four Square Series.

2 thoughts on “Bibliography

  1. Oh dear, Geoffrey Richardson. The closest one can get to Conspiracy Theorist among historical writers, and of course, entirely unobjective. Methinks that if he could have got away with saying the Beauforts had fangs and horns, he may well have done so.

  2. Hi, I love the image in your Medieval Gardens article of the amorous couple sitting on a turf seat. Can you give me a reference for it as I would love to get a copy from its source. It makes me smile every time I look at it (the turf seat doesn’t look that comfortable for courting…!)
    Many thanks for a very interesting article.

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