Sources

Where our sources came from 

 many of us have used the same source books
so titles have only been mentioned once only, not duplicated

(note not all books will be in print. Links to Amazon.co.uk have been provided where possible)



Joanna Courtney

Helen Hollick


The Bayeux Tapestry : Carola Hicks
Hastings 1066  : Christopher Gravett
The Battle of Hastings : Jim Bradbury
Edward the Confessor : Frank Barlow
Anglo-Saxon England : F.M Stenton
Queen Emma and Queen Edith : Pauline Stafford
Encomium Emmae Reginae  : Alistair Campbell  (ed)
Æthelred the Unready : Ann Williams
The English and the Norman Conquest : Ann Williams
Anglo Norman England : Marjorie Chibnall
The Normans : R. Allen Brown
Norman England : Trevor Rowley
Matilda : Tracy Borman
Other sources used - Helen's Website

Anna Belfrage


The Saxon and Norman Kings – Christopher Brooke
The Last English King – Julian Rathbone (more of a “fact-novel”)
Bayeux tapeten – Mogens Rud (Danish)
Spåren av kungens män – Maja Hagerman (Swedish)
Svensk Historia – Alf Henriksson (Swedish) 
Online includes Saxo Grammaticus and his depiction of the Danish kings – including Sven Estridsen

Richard Dee


Good old Google for research, mainly: 

The accounts of William of Malmesbury 

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

William of Poitiers

G.K. Holloway



William the Conqueror : David C. Douglas
William the Conqueror : David R Bates

Carol McGrath


The Bayeux Tapestry: New Approaches, Michael Lewis, Gale R Owen-Crocker and Dan Terkla ( editors), 
The Godwins : Rise and Fall of a Noble Dynasty, Frank Barlow
Medieval Women 450 - 1500 : Henrietta Leyser
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, translated and edited by Michael Swanton, 


Alison Morton




Eliza Redgold


Donoghue, Daniel. (2003). 'Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend.' Oxford: Blackwell. An inspiring non-fiction sourcebook about Godiva including where to see paintings and sculptures.

Giles, J.A. (Trans.) (1849). 'Roger of Wendover’s Flowers of History, Comprising the history of England from the descent of the Saxons to A.D. 1235

Hicks, Carola. (2006). 'The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece.' London: Random House. Hicks suggests Edith of Wessex as the author of the Bayeux Tapestry and shows how women have been embroidered in its tales for centuries.

Swanton, Michael. (Ed. and Trans.) (1996). 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.' London: J.M. Dent. The old text that is central to our knowledge of English history.


Annie Whitehead








Bloodfeud - Richard Fletcher 



A Guide to Later Anglo-Saxon England - D. Henson    (no link available)

The Welsh Kings - Kari Maund
The Welsh Princes - Roger Turvey



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