The Editor is particularly indebted to Mr. J. Horace Round, M.A.,
LL.D., for various suggestions and corrections made while passing the
sheets of this volume through the press, and to his Honour Sir Thomas
Snagge, LL.D., Mr. F. M. Stenton, M.A., and Mr. C. Gore Chambers,
M.A., for similar assistance. Amongst those who have read the proofs containing the accounts of the districts with which they are well acquainted,
and thus helped to ensure accuracy as to local details, he is especially
indebted to Mr. A. R. Alston, J.P., Mr. G. H. Fowler, Mr. W. Marsh
Harvey, Mr. H. L. Longuet-Higgins, Mr. R. R. B. Orlebar, D.L.,
J.P., Mr. F. A. Page-Turner, J.P., Mr. W. G. Smith, F.L.S., F.A.I.,
Mr. Charles Stimson (Town Clerk of Bedford), Mr. F. T. Tanqueray,
Mr. W. A. Wade-Gery, Mr. S. Whitbread, D.L., J.P., and Mr. A. H.
The Editor also desires to express his gratitude for information and
the loan of MSS. from the Duke of Bedford, K. G., Mr. William Austin,
Mr. S. R. Scargill Bird, F.S.A., Mr. Hedley Baxter, Mr. J. H. Blundell,
Rev. C. H. Bond, B.A., Rev. C. Bromley, M.A., Major James Bogle
Delap, the late Col. C. Villiers S. Downes, Mr. John Liell Francklin,
J.P., Rev. Canon J. W. Haddock, M.A., Mr. Walter G. H. Harter, J.P.,
Rev. H. Hocken, Mr. H. McLeod Innes, M.A., Mr. H. W. Knocker,
Rev. J. G. Lansdale, M.A., Mr. Spencer Pickering, Mr. R. E. Prothero,
M.V.O., J.P., M.A., F.R.Hist.Soc., the late Miss G. Rose, Rev. C.
Swynnerton, F.S.A., Rev. L. Woodard, M.A., and Rev. Paul W.