Sunday, December 30, 2007

Useful Books and Journals

Here are a few selected books and journals that I've found useful in my research. These are both genealogical and historical. If you've found some books of use in your research, please let me know so that I can update this list!

Monographs and Series

Allmand, C. Henry V. English monarchs 10. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

Ashley, M. The mammoth book of British kings & queens: the complete biographical encyclopedia of the kings and queens of Britain. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1998.

Asch, R., and Birke, A., eds. Princes, patronage, and the nobility: the court at the beginning of the modern age, c. 1450-1560. Studies of the German Historical Institute, London. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Brown, A. The governance of late medieval England, 1272-1461. The governance of England 3. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Burke's Peerage. Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. Edited by Peter Townend. 18th ed. London, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., 1969.

Ibid. Burke's royal families of the world. London: Burke's Peerage, 1977- .

Burns, J. Lordship, kingship and empire: the idea of monarchy, 1400-1525. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Cannon, J. and Griffiths, R. The Oxford illustrated history of the British monarchy. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.

Cantor, N., ed. The encyclopedia of the middle ages. New York: Viking, 1999.

Chrimes, S., Ross, C. and Griffiths, R., ed. Fifteenth-century England, 1399-1509: studies in politics and society. Manchester: Manchester University Press; New York, Barnes and Noble Books, 1972.

Cockayne, G. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 2000. 6 v., microprint edition. Originally published in 13 volumes (many publishers consider parts I & II of v. 12 as one book) from 1910 to 1938. Volume XIV: Addenda and Corrigenda, ed. Peter W. Hammond. UK: Sutton Publishers, 1998.

Collins, A. The baronage of England. London: W. Innys et al., 1750. 6 v.

Coss, P. The knight in medieval England, 1000-1400. UK: Sutton Publishing, 1993.

Coss, P. The lady in medieval England, 1000-1500. UK: Sutton Publishing, 1998.

Crawford, A. Letters of the queens of England. UK: Sutton Publishing, 2002.

Crouch, D. William Marshal: court, career and chivalry in the Angevin empire, 1147-1219. UK: Longman, 1990.

Denton, J., ed. Orders and hierarchies in late medieval and renaissance Europe. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

DeVries, K. Medieval military technology. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 1992.

Duby, Georges. The three orders: feudal society imagined. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Dugdale, W. The baronage of England. Hildesheim ; New York : G. Olms, 1977. 2 v.

Earwaker, J. East Cheshire: past and present; or a history of the hundred of Macclesfield in the county palatine of Chester. London: Wyman & Sons, 1877. 2 v.

Evans, J., ed. The flowering of the middle ages. New York: Bonanza Books, 1985.

Faris, D. Plantagenet ancestry of seventeenth-century colonists, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.

Froissart, J. Chronicles. New York: Penguin Books, 1968.

Gibson, J. Anatomy of the castle. New York: Metro Books, 2001.

Gies, F. & J. A medieval family: the Pastons of fifteenth-century England. New York: Harper Collins, 1999.

Goodlich, M., ed. Other middle ages: witnesses at the margins of medieval society. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

Goodman, A. John of Gaunt: the exercise of princely power in fourteenth-century Europe. UK: Longman Group, 1992.

Gransden, A. Legends, traditions and history in medieval England. London: Hambledon, 1992.

Graves, E., ed. A bibliography of English history to 1485. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975.

Haines, R. King Edward II. London: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.

Hallam, E., ed. Chronicles of the age of chivalry. New York: Welcome Rain Books, 2000.

Hallam, E. Chronicles of the crusades. New York: Welcome Rain Books, 2000.

Howell, M. Eleanor of Provence: queenship in thirteenth-century England. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

Hume, D. The history of England. Boston: Phillips Sampson, 1851. 6 v.

Johnson, P. The life and times of Edward III. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1973.

Johnstone, H. Edward of Carnarvon, 1284-1307. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1946.

Jordan, W. Louis IX and the challenge of the crusade. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979.

Keats-Rohan, K. Domesday descendants : a prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166, v. II. Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2002.

Keats-Rohan, K. Domesday people : a prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166, v. I. Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1999.

Maclagan, M. Lines of succession. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2002.

Moriarty, G., Jr. The Plantagenet ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa. Salt Lake City, UT: Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Society, 1985.

Moor, Rev. C. The knights of Edward I. London: the publications of the Harleian society., 1929-1932. 5 v.

Nicolas, N. Testamenta vetusta: being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. as well as of the descents and possessions of many distinguished families. From the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth. London, Nichols & son, 1826. 2 v.

Ormerod, G. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester. 2nd ed., revised by Thomas Helsby, Esq. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1882. 3 v.

Ormrod, W. The reign of Edward III. Charleston, SC: Tempus Publishing, Inc., 2000.

Packe, M. King Edward III. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983.

Parsons, J. Eleanor of Castile: queen and society in thirteenth-century England. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Paul, J. B. The Scots peerage. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-14.

Perroy, E. The Hundred Years War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1962.

Platt, C. The atlas of medieval man. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979.

Prestwich, M. The three Edwards: war and state in England, 1272-1377. London: Routledge, 1993.

Razi, Z. Life, marriage, and death in a medieval parish: economy, society, and demography in Halesowen, 1270-1400. Past and Present. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Redlich, M. von, Langston, A., Buck, J., Beard, T., Order of the Crown of Charlemagne. Pedigrees of some of the Emperor Charlemagne's descendants. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1972- .

Richardson, D. Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.

Richardson, G. A pride of bastards: a history of the Beaufort family, their origins, and their part in the Agincourt War and the Wars of the Roses. Shipley, Yorks: Baildon Books, 2002.

Roberts, G. The royal descents of 600 immigrants to the American colonies or the United States. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.

Ross, Charles, ed. Patronage, pedigree, and power in later medieval England. Ed. Charles Ross. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1979.

Runciman, S. The Sicilian vespers: a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Sanders, I. English baronies: a study of their origin and descent, 1086-1327. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1963.

Seward, Desmond. The Hundred Years War: the English in France, 1337-1453. New York: Atheneum, 1978.

Stephen, L., and Lee, S., eds. Dictionary of national biography. 21 vols. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1908-1909. [plus various supplements.]

Strayer, J., ed. Dictionary of the middle ages. 13 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1982-1989.

Storey, R. I. The end of the House of Lancaster. New York: Stein and Day, 1967.

Szarmach, P., and M. Tavormina, J. Rosenthal, eds. Medieval England: an encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Tuchman, B. A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1979.

Turton, W. H. The Plantagenet ancestry. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968.

Underhill, Frances A. For her good estate: the life of Elizabeth de Burgh. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Van Houts, E. The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumi├Ęges, Orderic Vitalis, and Robert of Torigni. Oxford Univerity Press, 1992-95, 2 v.

Virgo, R. Private life in the fifteenth century: illustrated letters of the Paston family. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholas, 1989.

Waugh, Scott L. England in the reign of Edward III. Cambridge Medieval Textbooks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Weis, F. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700. 7th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.

Weis, F. The Magna Charta sureties, 1215. 5th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.


Speculum: a journal of medieval studies. Cambridge, MA: Mediaeval Academy of America. Published quarterly. January 1926--.

The New England historical and genealogical register. Boston, MA: The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Published quarterly. January 1883--. Online access is available by subscription at New England

The American genealogist (TAG). New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, ed. Published quarterly. July 1937--.

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