Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 8, Hereford. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2002.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
It gives me pleasure to thank the many people and institutions who have helped me to bring this volume to completion. Work on this project has necessitated consultation of manuscript materials in numerous libraries and archives, and I am grateful to the staffs of these establishments for assistance. I should like to thank the Bodleian Library for permission to publish a new edition of the obit book of Hereford Cathedral, Bodleian MS Rawlinson B. 328 fos. 1-54r.
Many debts of a more personal nature have also been incurred. The deepest of these is to Diana Greenway for inspiration and encouragement, for the generous donation of information, for reading over drafts of the text and making corrections, and for proposing that this compilation should be accepted for publication in the IHR Fasti series. I should furthermore like to thank Jane Winters and Olwen Myhill of the IHR for their skill and patience in preparing this book for publication. I am also very grateful to the librarians and archivists at Hereford Cathedral over the last twenty years, the late Penelope Morgan and Meryl Jancey and their successors, Joan Williams, Marion Roberts and Rosalind Caird, for their unfailing kindness and help. The current volume had its origins as an appendix to my doctoral thesis, and I should like (not for the first time, and certainly not for the last) to express my gratitude to my supervisor, Pierre Chaplais, and my examiners, C. N. L. Brooke and Henry Mayr-Harting. Further work on the Hereford Fasti proceeded in tandem with the edition of English Episcopal Acta, VII: Hereford 1079-1234, and everyone who helped me with that publication has in some way assisted with this. The inspiration for the final attack on the Hereford Fasti was provided by fellow members of the editorial committee for Hereford Cathedral: A History (Hambledon Press, 2000), edited by the late Gerald Aylmer and by John Tiller, and I am indebted to them and to the other contributors to the volume for motivation and instruction.