Sussex Castles

Secondary Sources

Sussex Anglo-Saxon Charters by Eric Barker, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vols 86. 87 and 88.

Fishbourne Roman Palace final interim report 1995-9 by John Manley and David Rudkin for the Sussex Archaeological Society. 

Cuthman: a neglected saint by G.R. Stephens and W.D. Stephens

General History of Lewes Priory in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries by Barbara Mary Crook, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 81.

Burpham: A Settlement Site within Saxon Defences by H Sutermeister , Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 114. 

The Roman Buildings at Bosham by Ernest Black, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 123. 

The Buildings of England: Sussex by Ian Nairn and Nikolas Pevsner

The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by T. W. Horsfield F.S.A

The New Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

England and the Crusades 1095 - 1588 by Christopher Tyerman

Histoire des Ducs Normandie et des Roi d’Angleterre, translated by F. Michel.

William the First and the Sussex Rape by J.F.A Mason

Roman Britain: A New History 55 BC - AD 450 by Patricia Southern

An Historical Atlas of Sussex edited by Kim Leslie and Brian Short

The Black Death by Philip Ziegler.

Documents related to Knepp castle by Rev. John Sharp, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 3.

Sussex Men at Agincourt by William Durrant Cooper F.S.A., Sussex Archeological Collection vol 15.

Late Romans and Saxons in Sussex by M.G. Welch

Some Observations on the Economy of the Roman Villa at Bignor, Sussex by S. Applebaum

Agincourt by Juliet Barker

Primary Sources

Gildas Sapiens: On the Ruin of Britain

Charters of the Selsey, edited by S. E. Kelly

Bede: Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Translated by  Leo Sherly-Price, revised by R. E. Latham, introduction and notes by D. H. Farmer

Assers’s Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources, translated by Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Translated and edited by Michael Swanton

Domesday book: A Complete Translation, edited by Dr Ann Williams and Professor G. H. Martin

Henry of Huntingdon: The History of the English People, translated by Diana Greenway

Wace: A History of the Norman People, translated by Glyn S. Burgess

The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis Books III & IV, translated and edited by Marjorie Chibnall

Jean Froissart: Chronicles edited and translated Geoffrey Brereton

Roger of Wendover: Flowers of History to 1235, translated by J. A. Giles

Matthew Paris: English History 1235 - 1273, translated by J. A. Giles

The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, translated by David Preest, introduction and notes by James G. Clark

The Chronicle of Battle Abbey, edited and translated by Eleanor Searle

Chronicles of the Revolution 1397 - 1400 translated and annotated by Chris Given-Wilson

The Gesta Guillelmi, translated and edited by R. H. C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall

The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester translated by Thomas Forester A.M.

References and Historical Sources

These are the books and other reference sources I used in researching the content this web site. I relied fairly heavily on old chronicles and charters in some ares, but it’s important to keep in mind that the chroniclers were sometime writing about events many years before their time and and a chronicler was sometimes obliged to present a version of history that reflected favorably on their patron or sponsor. It also wasn’t unusual for charters to be forged to help establish property rights.