Select Bilbliography

Note: references presented as [B.L.: XXXXX] are the British Library's Unique Identification Number (UIN) for those works listed which were accessed at the British Library at time of publishing.

Primary sources

Attributed to a monk of St Bertin (1962) The Life of King Edward who rests at Westminster. (Vita Ædwardi Regis qui apud Westmonasterium requiescit). Trans. & Ed. by Barlow, F. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons. [B.L.: BLL01001040073]

Attributed to various unknown scribes (2000) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. Trans. & Ed. by Swanton, M. London: Phoenix Press. [B.L.: BLL01010770322]

The Dukes of Normandy (1961) Recueil des actes des ducs de Normandie de 911 à 1066. Ed.: Fauroux, M.; Musset, L. Caen: Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie. [B.L.:  BLL01002670827]

FitzStephen, W. (1990) Norman London. Trans. & Ed.: Logan, F.D.; Honeybourne, M.D.; Davis, E.J. New York: Italica Press.
Jumièges, W. of; Vitalis, O.; Torigny, R. of (1995) Gesta Normannorum Ducum. Vol. 2, Books V-VIII. Trans. & Ed.: Van Houts, E. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [B.L.: BLL01006278971]

 Poitiers, G. de (2010) La Vie de Guillaume le Conquérant: 1035-1070. Trans.: Guizot, F. Ed.: Germain, Y. ; Bussac, E. de. Clermont-Ferrand: Ed. Paleo.

Wace (2002) The Roman de Rou. Trans.: Burgess, G.S. Text : Holden, A.J. Ed.: Van Houts, E.; Burgess, G.S. St Helier : Société Jersiaise. [B.L.: BLL01012669036]

Wido, Bishop of Amiens, c.1075 (1999) The Carmen de Hastingae Proelio. Trans. & Ed.: Barlow, F. Oxford : Clarendon Press. [B.L.: BLL01012599616]

Worcester, J. of (1995) The Chronicle of John of Worcester. Volume 2, The Annals from 450 to 1066.  Ed.: Darlin, R.R. & McGurk, P. Trans.: Bray, J. & McGurk, P. Oxford: Clarendon. [B.L.: BLL01006720591]

Secondary sources


Allen, R. (2009) The Norman Episcopate, 989-1110. Glasgow: The University of Glasgow. [B.L.: BLL01015917779]

Aird, W.M. (2008) Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, c.1050-1134. Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

Ashley, M. (1984) The Life and Times of William I. Book Club Associates.

Bliese, J.R.E. (1988) Leadership, Rhetoric, and Morale in the Norman Conquest of England. Military Affairs, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Jan., 1988), pp. 23-28. Society for Military History.

Barlow, F. (2000) William Rufus. London: Yale University Press. [B.L.: BLL01009393094]

Barlow, F. (2003) The Godwins: The Rise and Fall of a Noble Dynasty. Harlow: Longman. [B.L.: BLL01010700172]

Bates, D.  (1992) Normandy Before 1066. London: Longman. [B.L.: BLL01010700947]

Bates, D. (2003) The Conqueror’s Adolescence. Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2002. (Issue n°25) pp.1-18. Ed.: Gillingham, J. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01008782835]

Bates, D. (2004) William the Conqueror. Stroud: The History Press

Bates, D. (2006) The Conqueror’s Earliest Historians and the Writing of his Biography. Writing Medieval Biography: Essays in Honour of Frank Barlow, pp.129-141. Ed.: Bates, D.; Crick, J.; Hamilton, S. Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

Bates, D. (2013) The Normans and Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [B.L.: BLL01016507441]

Bauduin, P. (2004) La Première Normandie: Xème – Xième Siècles. Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen.

Beeler, J.H. (1956) Castles and Strategy in Norman and Early Angevin England. Speculum (Vol.31, N°4) pp.581-601. Medieval Academy of America

Bennett, M. (1982) Poetry as History?: The Roman de Rou of Wace as a Source for the Norman Conquest. Proceedings of the Battle Conference V.Woodbridge : Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01008782307]

Bliese, J.R.E. (1988) Leadership, Rhetoric, and Morale in the Norman Conquest of England. Military Affairs (Vol. 52, N°1) pp.23-28.

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

Bosworth, The Rev. J. (1838) A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman.

Bridgeford, A. (2004) 1066: The Hidden History of the Tapestry of Bayeux. London: Fourth Estate. [B.L.: BLL01012919197]

Cambell, B.M.S. (2008) Field Systems and Faming Systems in Late Medieval England. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Chibnall, M. (1983) Military Service in Normandy Before 1066. Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1982. (Issue n°5) pp.65-77. Ed.: Brown, A. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01008782307]

Chibnall, M. (2003) Orderic Vitalis on Castles. Anglo-Norman Castles pp.119-132. Ed. Liddiard, R. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [B.L.: YC.2002 a.22995]

Cowdrey, H.E.J. (2003) Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk and Archbishop. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [B.L.: BLL01007353057]

Crouch, D. (2002) The Normans: The History of a Dynasty. London: Hambledon and London. [B.L.: BLL01012028992]

Davis, R.H.C. (1989) The Medieval Warhorse: Origins, Development and Redevelopment. London: Thames & Hudson. [B.L.: BLL01008745731]

Freeman, E.A. (2010) William the Conqueror. Book Jungle.

Garnett, G.; Hudson, J. ed. (1994) Law and government in Mediaeval England and Normandy: essays in honour of Sir James Holt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. [B.L.: BLL01008761237]

Gillingham, J. (1992) William the Bastard at War, Anglo-Norman Warfare. Ed.: Strickland, M. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, pp.143-160. [B.L.: BLL01008782416]

Guillot, O. (1972) Le Comte d’Anjou et son Entourage. Paris: Éditions A. & J. Picard. [B.L. : BLL01001540067]

Gravett, C.; Hook, C. (1993) Norman Knight: AD 950-1204. Oxford: Osprey Publishing.

Harrison, M. (1993) Anglo-Saxon Thegn: AD 449-1066. Oxford: Osprey Publishing.

Higham,R. (2003) Timber Castles: A Reassessment. Anglo-Norman Castles pp.105-118. Ed.: Liddiard, R. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01012384412]

Hinde, T. (1985) The Domesday Book: England’s Heritage, Then and Now. Book Club Associates.

Humble, R. (1983) The Saxon Kings. Book Club Associates.

In Our Time: The Battle of Stamford Bridge [Radio recording] Presented by Bragg, M. Contributions by Baxter, S.; Hines, J.; Rowe, E. BBC Radio4, 2nd June 2011.

In Our Time: The Domesday Book [Radio recording] Presented by Bragg, M. Contributions by Bates, D.; Baxter, S.; Van Houts, E. BBC Radio 4, 17th April 2014.

Le Cointe, C.E.P. (1868) Conspiration des Barons Normands contre Guillaume-le-Bâtard, Duc de Normandie et Bataille du Val-es-Dunes en 1047. Caen: Le Gost-Clérisse. [B.L.: BLL01016804146 ]

Luchaire, A. (2009) Histoire de France : Tome 4, Les premiers Capétiens: 987-1137. Ed.: Lavisse, E. Editions des Equateurs. 

Morris, M. (2013) The Norman Conquest. London: Windmill Books. [B.L.: BLL01016218794]

Morillo, S. (1994) Warfare under the Anglo-Norman kings, 1066-1135.  Woodbridge : Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01008782579]

Newark, T. (1986) Celtic Warriors: 400BC – AD1600. Book Club Associates.

Rex, P. (2007) Hereward: The Last Englishman. Stroud: Tempus Publishing [B.L.: BLL01013046118]

Rex, P. (2011) 1066: A New History of the Norman Conquest. Stroud: Amberley Publishing.

Searle, E. (1988) Predatory Kinship and the Creation of Norman Power: 840-1066. London: University of California Press.

Williams, A. (1995) The English and the Norman Conquest. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. [B.L.: BLL01008782602]

Wise, T. (1979) Saxon, Viking and Norman. Oxford: Osprey Publishing.