Medieval Books

The Huntingdon Peerage

In 1819 Hans Francis Hastings 12th Earl Huntingdon 1779-1828 (39) succeeded 12th Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529 after a long and complex investigation which became the subject of the book The Huntingdon Peerage.

Register of St Olaves Church Hart Street London 1563 1700

Journal Book Original: Minutes of the Ordinary Meetings of the Royal Society

Records of the High Court of the Admiralty

Records of the Lumleys of Lumley Castle

bsp;was written by Edith Milner, edited by Edith Benham and published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons.


A summary. Most commonly used for dates but calendars can apply to anything. For example. the Parliamentary Rolls were, over time, translated, edited and summarised into Calendars organised by type and reign.

Calendars of Parliamentary Rolls


Works of Gildas

Works of Gildas surnamed "The Wise" translated from the Latin by J. A. Giles late Fellow of C. C. Coll. Oxford.

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England

Flower of History by Matthew of Westminster

John of Fordun's Chronicle of the Scottish Nation

Hall's Chronicle

Or to give it its full name, The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre and Yorke, was first published in 1548. It was written by Edward Hall Author 1496-1548.

John Stow's Annales of England

Wriothesley's Chronicle

Mémoires de Philippe de Commynes

Gregory's Chronicle

William of Worcester Annales rerum Anglicarum


The Early Diaries of Frances Burney 1768-1778

Diary of Henry Machen

Diary of Caroline Girle 1736 1817

Samuel Pepy's Diary

John Reresby's Diary

John Evelyn's Diary

Roger Whitley's Diary

Source British History Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697 Bodleian Library, Ms Eng Hist C 711.
Edited by Michael Stevens and Honor Lewington. Diary of a Cheshire gentleman, Whig Member of Parliament for Chester in 1689-97 and landholder in Wales, covering a period in which he steered a difficult political course. Michael Stevens' transcription is published by permission of the Bodleian Library.

The Autobiography and Correspondence of Sir Simonds D'Ewes 1st Baronet 1602 1650 D'Ewes Baronet

Latin Sources


Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In Feb 1857 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (28) wrote to Willam Bell Scott:
Two young men, projectors of the “Oxford and Cambridge Magazine,” have recently come up to town from Oxford, and are now very intimate friends of mine. Their names are Morris (22) and Jones (23). They have turned artists instead of taking up any other career to which the university generally leads, and both are men of real genius. Jones’s designs are marvels of finish and imaginative detail, unequalled by anything unless perhaps Albert Durer’s finest works’ (W. B. Scott, Memoirs, ii. 37).

Paston Letters

The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland

Original Letters Illustrative of English History

The Letter Books of Amias Paulet Keeper of Mary queen of Scots Published 1874

Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1

Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 2

Samuel Pepys Letters

Letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir George Carew



Edinburgh Gazette


Jacobean and Restoration Plays


Byron Poems

Swinburne Poems