Select Bibliography

Primary Sources

General Works

Annals of Ulster (4 vols, ed. William Hennessey and B. MacCarthy, Belfast, 1888–1901)

Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity (102 vols, Society of Antiquaries, 1773–1969)

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward IV-Richard III (3 vols, Rolls Series, HMSO, 1927–54)

Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland, Vol IV, 1357–1509 (ed. J. Bain, 1888)

Calendar of Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland (HMSO, 1960)

Calendar of Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office:
Edward IV, 1461–1467 (Rolls Series, HMSO, 1897)
Edward IV, Henry VI, 1467–1477
(Rolls Series, HMSO, 1900)
Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, 1476–1485 (Rolls Series, HMSO, 1901)

A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the Government of the Royal Household made in divers reigns from King Edward III to King William and Queen Mary (Society of Antiquaries of London, 1790)

A Collection of Wills of the Kings and Queens of England from William the Conqueror to Henry VII (ed. J. Nichols, Society of Antiquaries, 1780)

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom (13 vols, ed. V. Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, D. Warrand, Thomas, Lord Howard de Walden, and G. White, St Catherine’s Press, 1910–59)

English Historical Documents, Vol. IV, 1327–1485 (ed. A. R. Myers, Eyres & Spottiswoode, 1969)

Excerpta Historica (ed. S. Bentley, 1831)

The Great Chronicle of London (ed. A. H. Thomas and I. D. Thornley, 1938)

The Harleian Miscellany (ed. W. Oldys and T. Park, 1810)

Letters and Papers illustrative of the Reigns of Richard III and Henry VII (2 vols, ed. J. Gairdner, Rolls Series, 1861–63)

Letters of the Kings of England (ed. J. O. Halliwell, 1846)

Original Letters illustrative of English History (11 vols, ed. H. Ellis, 1824–46)

The Popular Songs of Ireland (ed. T. Croker, 1839)

The Registers of Robert Stillington, Bishop of Bath and Wells (1466–91) and Richard Fox, Bishop of Bath and Wells (1492–94) (ed. C. Maxwell-Lyte, Somerset Record Society, 52, 1937)

Rotuli Parliamentorum (The Rolls of Parliament) (7 vols, ed. J. Strachey, Record Commissioners, 1767–1832)

Statutes of the Realm, 1101–1713 (Record Commissioners, 1810–28)

Sources before 1483

Historie of the Arrivall of Edward IV in England and the final Recoverye of his Kingdomes from Henry VI, AD MCCCCLXXI (ed. J. A. Bruce, Camden Society, 1838)

Three Chronicles of the Reign of Edward IV (ed. Keith Dockray, Alan Sutton, 1988)

Warkworth, John, Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge: A Chronicle of the First Thirteen Years of the Reign of King Edward the Fourth (to 1473; written c.1483; ed. J. O. Halliwell, Camden Society, 1839)

William of Worcester: Annales Rerum Anglicarum (ed. T. Hearne, 1728, and J. Stevenson in Letters and Papers illustrative of the Wars of the English in France, 2 vols, Rolls Series, 1861–64)

Ricardian Sources

Acts of Court of the Mercers’ Company, 1453–1527 (ed. L. Lyell and F. D. Watney, Cambridge, 1936)

British Library Harleian Manuscript 433 (ed. R. E. Horrox and P. W. Hammond, 4 vols, Alan Sutton, 1979–83)

A Castilian Report on English Affairs, 1486 (ed. Anthony Goodman and Angus Mackay, English Historical Review, LXXXVIII, 1973)

The Cely Letters, 1472–1488 (ed. Alison Hanham, Early English Texts Society, 1975)

Chronicles of London (ed. C. L. Kingsford, Oxford, 1905)

The Coronation of Richard III (ed. Anne F. Sutton and P. W. Hammond, Alan Sutton, 1983)

The Croyland Chronicle Continuation, 1459–1486 (ed. N. Pronay and J. Cox, 1986)

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole (includes Humphrey Lluyd’s Latin manuscript; Oxford, 1845)

Extracts from the Municipal Records of the City of York during the Reigns of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III (ed. R. Davies, 1843)

Grants etc. from the Crown during the Reign of Edward the Fifth (ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, 1854)

Gregory’s Chronicle, or the Historical Collections of a Citizen of London in the Fifteenth Century (ed. J. Gairdner, Camden Society, 1876)

Historiae Croylandensis Continuato in Rerum Anglicarum Scriptores Veterum (ed. W. Fulman, Oxford, 1684)

Historiae Croylandensis in Ingulph’s Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland (trans. and ed. H. T. Riley, 1854)

Historical Notes of a London Citizen, 1483 to 1488 (being the fragment discovered in the College of Arms in 1980) (ed. Richard Firth Green, English Historical Review, Vol. 96, 1981)

Household Books of John, Duke of Norfolk, and Thomas, Earl of Surrey (ed. J. Payne-Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1844)

Mancini, Dominic: De Occupatione Regni Anglie per Riccardum Tercium (trans. and ed. C. A. J. Armstrong, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1969)

Rous, John: The Rous Roll (ed. C. R. Ross and W. Courthope, Alan Sutton, 1980)

‘A Spanish Account of the Battle of Bosworth’ (ed. E. M. Nokes and G. Wheeler, The Ricardian, No. 36, March, 1972)

The Stonor Letters and Papers 1290–1483 (2 vols, ed. C. L. Kingsford, Camden Series, 1919)

York Civic Records, Vols. I and II (ed. Angelo Raine, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series CIII, 1939–41)

Tudor Sources

André, Bernard: Vita Henrici VII (in Memorials of King Henry VII, ed. J. Gairdner, Rolls Series, 1858)

Bull of Pope Innocent VIII on the Marriage of Henry VII with Elizabeth of York (ed. J. Payne-Collier, Camden Miscellany I, 1847)

The Chronicle of Calais in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII (ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, 1846)

English Historical Documents Vol. V, 1485–1588 (ed. C. H. Williams, 1967)

Fabyan, Robert: The Concordance of Histories: The New Chronicles of England and France (1516) (ed. H. Ellis, 1811)

Grafton, Richard: Grafton’s Chronicle, or History of England (2 vols, ed. H. Ellis, 1809)

Grafton, Richard: The Chronicle of John Hardyng … Together with the Continuation by Richard Grafton (ed. H. Ellis, 1812)

Hall, Edward: The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancaster and York (London, 1550; ed. H. Ellis, 1809; facsimile edition of the original published 1970)

Holinshed, Raphael: Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (6 vols, ed. H. Ellis, 1807–8)

Leland, John: Collectanea (6 vols, ed. T. Hearne, Oxford, 1770–74)

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (21 vols, ed. J. S. Brewer, J. Gairdner and R. H. Brodie, 1862–1932)

A London Chronicle in the Time of Henry VII and Henry VIII (ed. C. Hopper, Camden Society, Camden Miscellany IV, 1839)

Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry the Seventh (2 vols, ed. William Campbell, Rolls Series, 1873–7)

Memorials of King Henry VII (ed. J. Gairdner, Rolls Series, 1858)

More, Sir Thomas: The History of King Richard the Third (in The Complete Works of Sir Thomas More, Vol. II, ed. R. S. Sylvester and others, Yale, 1963, London, 1979)

The Reign of Henry VII from Contemporary Sources (3 vols, ed. A. F. Pollard, 1913; reprinted New York, 1967)

Rous, John: Joannis Rossi Antiquarii Warwicensis. Historia Regum Angliae (ed. T. Hearne, Oxford, 1716 and 1745)

The Song of the Lady Bessy (in English Historical Literature in the Fifteenth Century, ed. C. L. Kingsford, Oxford, 1913)

State Papers of King Henry VIII (11 vols, 1830–52)

Stow, John: A Survey of London (2 vols, ed. C. L. Kingsford, Oxford, 1908, and H. B. Wheatley, Dent, 1987)

Tudor Royal Proclamations. Vol. I: The Early Tudors (ed. P. L. Hughes and J. F. Larkin, New Haven, 1964)

Vergil, Polydore: The Anglica Historia of Polydore Vergil, AD 1485–1573 (trans. and ed. D. Hay, Camden Series, 1950)

Vergil, Polydore: Three Books of Polydore Vergi’s English History (ed. H. Ellis, Camden Society, 1844)

Seventeenth-Century Sources

Bacon, Sir Francis: The History of the Reign of Henry VII (1622; ed. J. R. Lumby, Cambridge, 1881, and F. Levy, Indianapolis, 1972)

Buck, Sir George: History of the Life and Reign of Richard III (5 vols, ed. G. Buck (nephew), 1646; included in White Kennett’s History of England, 1710; ed. A. N. Kincaid, Alan Sutton, 1979)

Cotton, Sir Robert: A Brief Abridgement of Records in the Tower of London (London, 1657)

Foreign Sources

Basin, Thomas: Histoire de Charles VII (2 vols, ed. C. Samaran, Paris, 1933 and 1944)

But, Adrien de: Chroniques relatives à l’Histoire de la Belgique sous la Domination des Ducs de Bourgogne, Vol. I (ed. Kervyn de Lettenhove, Académie Royale de Belgique, Brussels, 1870)

Calendar of Letters, Despatches and State Papers relating to the Negotiations between England and Spain, preserved in the Archives of Simancas and elsewhere (13 vols, ed. G. A. Bergenroth, P. de Gayangos, G. Mattingley, M. A. S. Hume and R. Taylor, 1862–1965)

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts existing in the Archives and Collections of Milan (ed. A. B. Hinds, HMSO, 1912)

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts relating to English Affairs existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice and in other Libraries of Northern Italy (38 vols, ed. Rawdon Brown, G. Cavendish-Bentinck, H. F. Brown and A. B. Hinds, 1864–1947)

Clercq, J. du: Mémoires sur le Règne de Philippe le Bon, Duc de Bourgogne (ed. M. le Baron de Reiffenberg, 1835–36)

Commines, Philippe de: Mémoires (ed. Andrew Scobie, 1900, and by J. Calmette and G. Durville, 3 vols, Paris, 1924–25)

Journal des États Généraux de France tenus à Tours en 1484 (ed. J. Masselin and A. Bernier, Paris, 1835)

Marche, Olivier de la: Mémoires d’Olivier de la Marche (ed. H. Beaune and J. d’Arbaumont, Paris, 1883)

Molinet, Jean: Chroniques des Ducs de Bourgogne, 1476–1506 (5 vols, ed. J. A. Buchon, Paris, 1827–28)

Molinet, Jean: Chroniques de Jean Molinet, 1476–1506 (3 vols, ed. J. Doutrepont and O. Jodogne, Académie Royale de Belgique, Brussels, 1935–37)

Scriptores Rerum Silesiacarum (3 vols, ed. G. A. Stenzel, Breslau, 1847)

Waurin, Jean de: Anchiennes Chroniques d’Engleterre (3 vols, ed. Mlle E. Dupont, Paris, 1858–63)

Secondary Sources

General and Miscellaneous Works

Armstrong, C. A. J.: The Inauguration Ceremonies of the Yorkist Kings (Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 30, 1948)

Armstrong, C. A. J.: The Piety of Cecily, Duchess of York (in For Hilaire Belloc, ed. D. Woodruffe, 1942)

Brooks, F. W.: The Council of the North (Historical Association Pamphlet, 1966)

Cust, Mrs Henry: Gentleman Errant: Gabriel Tetzel of Nuremburg (1909)

Dart, John: The History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church of Westminster (2 vols, 1723)

Davies, C. S. L.: Peace, Print and Protestantism: 1450–1558 (The Paladin History of England, Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1976)

The Dictionary of National Biography (63 vols, ed. L. Stephen and S. Lee, 1885–1938)

Fletcher, Brian: ‘Tree-Ring Dates for Some Paintings in England’ (Burlington Magazine, cxvi, 1974)

Fowler, Kenneth: The Age of Plantagenet and Valois (Ferndale, 1980)

Green, V. H. H.: The Later Plantagenets (Edward Arnold, 1955)

The Handbook of British Chronology (ed. F. M. Powicke and E. B. Fryde, Royal Historical Society, 1961)

Harvey, John: The Plantagenets (Batsford, 1948)

Hassall, W. O.: They Saw it Happen, 55 BC to 1485 (Blackwell, Oxford, 1957)

Hassall, W. O.: Who’s Who in History, Vol. I: 55 BC to 1485 (Blackwell, Oxford, 1960)

Howard, Maurice: The Earl Tudor Country House: Architecture and Politics, 1490–1550 (George Philips, 1987)

Jacob, E. F.: The Fifteenth Century, 1399–1485 (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1961, 1969)

Kendall, Paul Murray: The Yorkist Age (Allen and Unwin, 1962) Lander, J. R.: Conflict and Stability in Fifteenth-Century England (Hutchinson, 1969)

Lane, Henry Murray: The Royal Daughters of England (2 vols, Constable, 1910)

Lindsay, Philip: Kings of Merry England (Howard Baker, 1936)

Macdougall, Norman: James IV (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1989)

Minster Lovell Hall: Official Handbook (Department of the Environment, HMSO, 1977)

Palmer, Alan: Princes of Wales (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979)

Palmer, Alan and Veronica: Royal England: A Historical Gazeteer (Methuen, 1983)

Peck, F.: Desiderata Curiosa (1799) (for the tale of Richard Plantagenet of Eastwell)

Platt, Colin: The National Trust Guide to Late Mediaeval and Renaissance Britain (National Trust, 1986)

Platt, Colin: The Traveller’s Guide to Mediaeval England (Secker and Warburg, 1985)

Poole, Austin Lane: Late Mediaeval England (2 vols, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1958)

Rae, Dr John: Deaths of the English Kings (1913)

Robinson, John Martin: The Dukes of Norfolk: A Quincentennial History (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982)

Royal Britain (The Automobile Association, 1976)

Weinreb, Ben and Hibbert, Christopher: The London Encyclopaedia (Macmillan, 1983)

Westminster Abbey: Official Guide (various editions)

Wickham, D. E.: Discovering Kings and Queens (Shire Publications, 1973)

Wilkinson, B.: The Late Middle Ages in England, 1216–1485 (1969)

For the Wars of the Roses

Alderman, Clifford Lindsey: Blood Red the Roses: The Wars of the Roses (1971)

Chronicles of the Wars of the Roses (ed. Elizabeth Hallam, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988)

Cole, Hubert: The Wars of the Roses (Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1973)

Goodman, Anthony: The Wars of the Roses: Military Activity and English Society, 1452–1497 (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981)

Kinross, John: The Battlefields of Britain (David and Charles, Devon, 1979)

Lander, J. R.: The Wars of the Roses (Alan Sutton, 1990)

Pollard, A. J.: The Wars of the Roses (Macmillan, 1988)

Ross, Charles: The Wars of the Roses (1976)

Rowse, A. L.: Bosworth Field and the Wars of the Roses (Macmillan, 1966)

For Edward IV and His Family

Clive, Mary M.: This Sun of York: A Biography of Edward IV (Macmillan, 1973)

Davies, Katharine: The First Queen Elizabeth (Lovat Dickson, 1937)

Falkus, Gila: The Life and Times of Edward IV (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1981)

Hicks, M. A.: False, Fleeting, Perjur’d Clarence (Alan Sutton, 1980)

Ross, Charles: Edward IV (Eyre Methuen, 1974)

Scofield, Cora L.: The Life and Reign of Edward the Fourth (2 vols, 1923, reprinted by Frank Cass and Co. 1967)

Simons, Eric N.: The Reign of Edward IV (1966)

For Richard III

Cheetham, Anthony: The Life and Times of Richard III (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1972) (revisionist)

Drewett, Richard and Redhead, Mark: The Trial of Richard III (Alan Sutton, 1984)

Given-Wilson, Chris and Curteis, Alice: The Royal Bastards of Mediaeval England (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984) (for details of Richard III’s bastard children)

Hammond, P. W. and Sutton, Anne F.: Richard III: The Road to Bosworth Field (Constable, 1985)

Hanham, Alison: Richard III and his Early Historians (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1975)

Kendall, Paul Murray: Richard the Third (Allen and Unwin, 1955) (revisionist; for many years, the definitive biography, but now largely discredited)

Lamb, V. B.: The Betrayal of Richard III (The Research Publishing Company, 1959) (revisionist)

Markham, Sir Clements: Richard III: His Life and Character (1906) (revisionist)

Potter, Jeremy: Good King Richard? (Constable, 1983) (revisionist)

Ross, Charles: Richard III (Eyre Methuen, 1981) (traditionalist; the definitive biography)

St Aubyn, Giles: The Year of Three Kings: 1483 (Collins, Glasgow, 1983)

Seward, Desmond: Richard III: England’s Black Legend (Country Life Books, 1983) (traditionalist)

Tudor-Craig, Pamela: Richard III (National Portrait Gallery, 1973, 1977)

Woodward, G. W. O.: King Richard III (Pitkin, 1972)

The Princes in the Tower

Crawford, A.: ‘The Mowbray Inheritance’ (The Ricardian, June, 1981)

Jenkins, Elizabeth: The Princes in the Tower (Hamish Hamilton, 1978)

Molleson, Theya: ‘Anne Mowbray and the Princes in the Tower: a Study in Identity’ (The London Archaeologist, Vol. 5, no. 10, Spring 1987)

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower (ed. Langdon-Davies, Jackdaw Series, 1965)

Tanner, L. E., and Wright, W.: ‘Recent Investigations Regarding the Fate of the Princes in the Tower’ (Archaeologia, LXXXIV, 1934)

Williamson, Audrey: The Mystery of the Princes (Alan Sutton, 1978)

The Tower of London

Charlton, John: The Tower of London: Its Buildings and Institutions (HMSO, 1978)

Hibbert, Christopher: The Tower of London (Readers’ Digest, 1971)

Mears, Kenneth J.: The Tower of London: 900 Years of English History (Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1988)

Minney, R. J.: The Tower of London (Cassell, 1970)

Picard, Barbara Leone: The Tower and the Traitors (Batsford, 1961)

Rowse, A. L.: The Tower of London in the History of the Nation (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1972)

Somerset Fry, Plantagenet: The Tower of London: Cauldron of Britain’s Past (Quiller Press, 1990)

Wilson, Derek: The Tower, 1078–1978 (Hamish Hamilton, 1978)

Henry VII

Chrimes, S. B.: Henry VII (Eyre Methuen, 1972)

Chrimes, S. B.: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (1966)

Grant, Alexander: Henry VII (Methuen, 1985)

Lenz-Harvey, N.: Elizabeth of York, Tudor Queen (1973)

Macalpine, Joan: The Shadow of the Tower: Henry VII and his England (BBC Publications, 1971)

Rees, David: The Son of Prophecy: Henry Tudor’s Road to Bosworth (Black Raven Press, 1985)

Williams, Neville: The Life and Times of Henry VII (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973)

The Tudor Period

Bennett, Michael: Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke (Alan Sutton, 1987)

Durant, Horatia: Sorrowful Captives: The Tudor Earls of Devon (Griffin Press, 1960)

Elton, G. R.: England under the Tudors (Methuen, 1955)

Mackie, J. D.: The Earlier Tudors, 1485–1558 (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1952, 1966)

Morris, Christopher: The Tudors (Batsford, 1955)

Plowden, Alison: The House of Tudors (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976)

Routh, C. R. N.: Who’s Who in History, Vol. II, England 1485–1603 (Blackwell, Oxford, 1964)

Sir Thomas More

Marius, Richard: Thomas More (Dent, 1984)

Ridley, Jasper: The Statesman and the Fanatic: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas More (Constable, 1982)

Strong, Sir Roy: Tudor and Jacobean Portraits (2 vols, National Portrait Gallery, 1969) (for a discussion on paintings of the More family group)

Trapp, J. B. and Herbrüggen, H. S.: The King’s Good Servant: Sir Thomas More, 1477/8–1535 (National Portrait Gallery, 1977)

Wilson, D.: England in the Age of Thomas More (1978)

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