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'Abbreviations', Westminster Abbey Charters, 1066 - c.1214: London Record Society 25 (1988), pp. VII-XVI. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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BlBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts
CBL MS Cotton Claudius A VIII
CAYCollege of Arms, London, Young MS 72
CCBL Cotton Charter
FBL MS Cotton Faustina A III
LNWestminster Abbey, Liber Niger Quaternus (Muniment Book 1)
PROPublic Record Office
TBL MS Cotton Titus A VIII
WADWestminster Abbey Domesday (Muniment Book 11)
WAMWestminster Abbey Muniment
WA Mun. Bk.Westminster Abbey Muniment Book

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ASCThe Anglo Saxon Chronicle, transl. and ed. Dorothy Whitelock, with D. C. Douglas and Susie I. Tucker (1961)
Barlow, Edward the ConfessorFrank Barlow, Edward the Confessor (1970)
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BentleyS. Bentley, Abstract of a Cartulary of. . . . . St Peter, Westminster (1836, privately)
BigelowM. M. Bigelow, Placita Anglo-Normannica (London, 1879)
BIHRBulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Bishop & ChaplaisFacsimiles of English Royal Writs to A.D. 1100 presented to Vivian Hunter Galbraith, ed. T. A. M. Bishop and P. Chaplais (1957)
Brett, English ChurchM. Brett, The English Church under Henry I (1975)
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Browning & KirkA. G. Browning and R. E. G. Kirk, 'The Early History of Battersea', Surrey Archaeological Collections 10 (1891), 205–54
Cal. Chart. R.Calendar of Charter Rolls
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Cal. Pat. R.Calendar of Patent Rolls
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Cart. ClerkenwellCartulary of St Mary, Clerkenwell, ed. W. O. Hassall (Camden Soc. third series LXXI, 1949)
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Cart. St Bartholomew'sCartulary of St Bartholomew's Hospital, ed. Nellie J. M. Kerling (1973)
Cat. Seals BMA. B. Tonnochy, Catalogue of British SealDies in the British Museum (1952)
Chaplais, 'Original Charters'Pierre Chaplais, 'The Original Charters of Herbert and Gervase, abbots of Westminster (1121–1157)', Med. Misc. DMS, 89–110
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Charters of the Honour of MowbrayCharters of the Honour of Mowbray 1107–1191, ed. D. E. Greenway (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, new series I, 1972)
Chron. Mon. de AbingdonChronicon Monasterii de Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson (2 vols., RS 1858)
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C & Y Soc.Canterbury and York Society
DavisG. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain: a short catalogue (1958)
DBDomesday Book sive Liber Censualis, ed. A. Farley (2 vols., Record Comm. 1783)
De Gestis PontificumWilliam of Malmesbury, De Gestis Pontificum Anglorum, ed. N. E. S. Hamilton (RS 1870)
DicetoRalph de Diceto, Opera Historica, ed. W. Stubbs (2 vols., RS 1876)
DKRDeputy Keeper's Reports
E. C. St PaulEarly Charters of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, London, ed. Marion Gibbs (Camden Soc. third series LVIII, 1939)
EHREnglish Historical Review
EEA IIEnglish Episcopal Acta II: Canterbury 1162–1190 ed. C. R. Cheney and Bridgett E. A. Jones (1986)
EEA IIIEnglish Episcopal Acta III: Canterbury 1193–1205, ed. C. R. Cheney and E. John (1986)
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EETSEarly English Text Society
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FleteJohn Flete, The History of Westminster Abbey, ed. J. Armitage Robinson (NDWA no. 2, 1909)
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Harvey, WABarbara Harvey, Westminster Abbey and its Estates in the Middle Ages (1977)
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L & C FoliotThe Letters and Charters of Gilbert Foliot, ed. A. Morey and C. N. L. Brooke (1967)
Landon, ItineraryL. Landon, Itinerary of King Richard I, PRS, new series 13 (1935)
Lathbury, DenhamR. H. Lathbury, The History of Denham, Bucks (Uxbridge, 1904)
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Liber Niger ScaccariiLiber Niger Scaccarii, ed. T. Hearne, 2nd ed. (2 vols., London, 1774)
LRSLondon Record Society
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