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Manuscript Abbreviations

Bl British Library, Department of Manuscripts
C BL MS Cotton Claudius A VIII
CAY College of Arms, London, Young MS 72
CC BL Cotton Charter
F BL MS Cotton Faustina A III
LN Westminster Abbey, Liber Niger Quaternus (Muniment Book 1)
PRO Public Record Office
T BL MS Cotton Titus A VIII
WAD Westminster Abbey Domesday (Muniment Book 11)
WAM Westminster Abbey Muniment
WA Mun. Bk. Westminster Abbey Muniment Book

Short Titles

AASS Acta Sanctorum, ed. J. Bollandus, G. HensChenius et al. (Antwerp, Brussels, Tongerloo, and Paris, 1643–)
Acta H II & R I Acta of Henry II and Richard I, ed. J.C. Holt and R. Mortimer (List and Index Society Special Series 21, 1986)
Acts of Malcolm IV The Acts of Malcolm IV, King of Scots 1153–1165, together with Scottish royal acts prior to 1153…, ed. G. W. S. Barrow, Regesta Regum Scottorum I (1960)
Ann. Mon. Annales Monastici, ed. H. R. Luard (5 vols., R.S., 1864–9)
ASC The Anglo Saxon Chronicle, transl. and ed. Dorothy Whitelock, with D. C. Douglas and Susie I. Tucker (1961)
Barlow, Edward the Confessor Frank Barlow, Edward the Confessor (1970)
Beauchamp Cartulary The Beauchamp Cartulary: charters 1100–1268, ed. Emma Mason, PRS, new series 43, (1980)
Beaven, Aldermen A. B. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London, 2 vols. (1908–13)
BecLXVIII L. Delisle, 'Notes sur les chartes originales de Henri II', Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Chartes LXVIII (1907), 272–314
BEC LXIX L. Delisle, 'Recueil de 109 chartes originales de Henri II, roi d'Angleterre et duc de Normandie', rassemblées, et photographiées par le Rév. H. Salter, Bibliothèque de I'Ecole des Chartes LXIX (1908), 541–81; 738–40
Bentley S. Bentley, Abstract of a Cartulary of. . . . . St Peter, Westminster (1836, privately)
Bigelow M. M. Bigelow, Placita Anglo-Normannica (London, 1879)
BIHR Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Bishop & Chaplais Facsimiles of English Royal Writs to A.D. 1100 presented to Vivian Hunter Galbraith, ed. T. A. M. Bishop and P. Chaplais (1957)
Brett, English Church M. Brett, The English Church under Henry I (1975)
Brooke & Keir C. N. L. Brooke and Gillian Keir, London 800–1216: the shaping of a City (1975)
Browning & Kirk A. 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
Cal. Letters Innocent III The Letters of Pope Innocent III (1198–1216), concerning England and Wales: a calendar, with an appendix of texts, ed. C. R. Cheney and Mary Cheney (1967)
Cal. Pat. R. Calendar of Patent Rolls
Cart. Aldgate Cartulary of Holy Trinity Aldgate, ed. G. A. J. Hodgett, LRS 7 (1971)
Cart. Clerkenwell Cartulary of St Mary, Clerkenwell, ed. W. O. Hassall (Camden Soc. third series LXXI, 1949)
Cart. Darley The Cartulary of Darley Abbey, ed. R. R. Darlington, 2 vols. (1945)
Cart. St Bartholomew's Cartulary of St Bartholomew's Hospital, ed. Nellie J. M. Kerling (1973)
Cat. Seals BM A. 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
Chaplais, 'Seals of Henry I' P. Chaplais, 'The Seals and Original Charters of Henry I', Essays in Medieval Diplomacy and Administration (1981), 260–75, reprinted from EHR 75 (1960), 260–75
Charters of the Honour of Mowbray Charters 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 Abingdon Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson (2 vols., RS 1858)
Councils & Synods Councils and Synods with other documents relating to the English Church, I, 871–1204, ed. D. Whitelock, M. Brett and C. N. L. Brooke, 2 parts (1981); II, 1205–1313, ed. F. M. Powicke and C. R. Cheney, 2 parts (1964)
C & Y Soc. Canterbury and York Society
Davis G. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain: a short catalogue (1958)
DB Domesday Book sive Liber Censualis, ed. A. Farley (2 vols., Record Comm. 1783)
De Gestis Pontificum William of Malmesbury, De Gestis Pontificum Anglorum, ed. N. E. S. Hamilton (RS 1870)
Diceto Ralph de Diceto, Opera Historica, ed. W. Stubbs (2 vols., RS 1876)
DKR Deputy Keeper's Reports
E. C. St Paul Early Charters of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, London, ed. Marion Gibbs (Camden Soc. third series LVIII, 1939)
EHR English Historical Review
EEA II English Episcopal Acta II: Canterbury 1162–1190 ed. C. R. Cheney and Bridgett E. A. Jones (1986)
EEA III English Episcopal Acta III: Canterbury 1193–1205, ed. C. R. Cheney and E. John (1986)
EEA IV English Episcopal Acta IV: Lincoln 1186–1206, ed. D. Smith (1986)
EETS Early English Text Society
Eyton, Itinerary R. W. Eyton, Court, Household and Itinerary of King Henry II (London, 1878)
Farrer, H & KF W. Farrer, Honours and Knights' Fees, 3 vols. (1923–25)
Farrer, Itinerary W. Farrer, An Outline Itinerary of King Henry the First (1920), reprinted from EHR 34 (1919)
Fasti I John Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300, I: St Paul's, London, compiled by Diana E. Greenway (1968)
Fasti II John Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300 II: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces), compiled by Diana E. Greenway (1971)
Fasti III John Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300 III: Lincoln, compiled by Diana E. Greenway (1977)
Fines Essex Feet of Fines for Essex, ed. R. E. G. Kirk, I (A.D. 1182–A.D. 1272), (Colchester, 1899–1910)
Fines H II & Ric I Feet of Fines … of the reign of Henry II and of the first seven years of the reign of Richard I, PRS XVII (1894)
Fines London & Mddx A Calendar to the Feet of Fines for London and Middlesex, I, Richard I to Richard III, ed. W. J. Hardy and W. Page (London, 1892)
Fines Surrey Pedes Finium, or Fines relating to the County of Surrey, ed. F. B. Lewis (Surrey Archaeological Soc., Extra Volume I, Guildford, 1894)
Fines 9 Ric. I Feet of Fines of the Ninth Year of King Richard I, A.D. 1197 to A.D. 1198, PRS XXIII (1898)
Fines 10 Ric. I Feet of Fines of the tenth year of King Richard I … also a roll of the King's Court …, PRS XXIV (1900)
Flete John Flete, The History of Westminster Abbey, ed. J. Armitage Robinson (NDWA no. 2, 1909)
Florence of Worcester Florentii Wigorniensis monachi Chronicon ex Chronicis, ed. B. Thorpe (2 vols., English Historical Society, London, 1848–9)
Foedera T. Rymer, Foedera, Conventiones, Litterae et Acta Publica, ed. A. Clarke and F. Holbrooke (7 vols., London, 1816–69)
Formulare T. Madox, Formulare Anglicanum (London, 1702)
Gams P. B. Gams, Series Episcoporum ecclesiae catholicae (Leipzig, 1931)
Garnett, 'Coronation and Propaganda' G. Garnett, 'Coronation and Propaganda: Some implications of the Norman claim to the throne of England in 1066', TRHS 5th ser., 36 (1986), 91–116
G.E.C. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, ed. G. E. C[ockayne], new edn. V. Gibbs, G. H. White et al. (13 vols., 1910–59)
Geoffrey de Mandeville J. H. Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville. A study of the anarchy (1892)
Gervase of Canterbury The Historical Works of Gervase of Canterbury, ed. W. Stubbs (2 vols., RS 1879–80)
Gesta Abbatum Thomas of Walsingham, Gesta Abbatum Monasterii Sancti Albani, ed. H. T. Riley (RS I, 1867)
Gesta Henrici Roger of Howden, Gesta Henrici II et Ricardi I, ed. W. Stubbs (2 vols., RS 1867)
Gesta Stephani Gesta Stephani, ed. and transl. K. R. Potter, introd. R. H. C. Davis (1976)
Gilbert Crispin J. Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, abbot of Westminster (NDWA no. 3, 1911)
Harmer F. E. Harmer, Anglo-Saxon Writs (1952)
Hart C. Hart, The Early Charters of Essex, The Norman Period (Dept. of English Local History, Leicester, Occasional Papers, 1957)
Harvey, 'Fee Farms' Barbara Harvey, 'Abbot Gervase de Blois and the Fee Farms of Westminster Abbey', BIHR 40 (1967), 127–41
Harvey, WA Barbara Harvey, Westminster Abbey and its Estates in the Middle Ages (1977)
HBC Handbook of British Chronology, third edition, ed. E. B. Fryde, D. E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy (1986)
Heads D. Knowles, C. N. L. Brooke and Vera C. M. London, The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 940–1216 (1972)
Hist. Novorum Eadmeri Historia Novorum in Anglia, ed. M. Rule (RS 1884)
Historia Novella William of Malmesbury, Historia Novella, transl. and introd. K. R. Potter (1955)
H Med Exch. P. Spufford, with Wendy Wilkinson and S. Tolley, Handbook of Medieval Exchange (1986)
Hollister, 'Mandevilles' C. Warren Hollister, 'The Misfortunes of the Mandevilles', History 58 (1973), 18–28
Honeybourne, 'Sanctuary Boundaries' M. B. Honeybourne, 'The sanctuary boundaries and environs of Westminster Abbey and the college of St Martin-leGrand', JBAA new series 38 (1932), 316–32
Howden, Chronica Roger of Howden, Chronica, ed. W. Stubbs (4 vols., RS 1868–71)
Jaffé RPR Regesta Pontificum Romanorum … ad annum … 1198, ed. P. Jaffe, 2nd edn. (2 vols., Leipzig, 1885–88)
JBAA Journal of the British Archaeological Association
John of Worcester The Chronicle of John of Worcester, 1118–1140, ed. J. H. R. Weaver (1908)
Keene & Harding D. Keene and Vanessa Harding, A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire (LRS 22, 1985)
Kemble J. M. Kemble, Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici (6 vols., London, 1839–48)
Knowles & Hadcock D. Knowles and R. N. Hadcock, Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales (1971)
L & C Foliot The Letters and Charters of Gilbert Foliot, ed. A. Morey and C. N. L. Brooke (1967)
Landon, Itinerary L. Landon, Itinerary of King Richard I, PRS, new series 13 (1935)
Lathbury, Denham R. H. Lathbury, The History of Denham, Bucks (Uxbridge, 1904)
Letters of John of Salisbury The Letters of John of Salisbury, 1153–1180, 2 vols., ed. W. J. Millor, H. E. Butler and C. N. L. Brooke (1955, 1979)
Letters of Osbert de Clare The Letters of Osbert de Clare, ed. E. W. Williamson (1929)
Liber Niger Scaccarii Liber Niger Scaccarii, ed. T. Hearne, 2nd ed. (2 vols., London, 1774)
LRS London Record Society
Madox, Hist. Exchequer T. Madox, History of the Exchequer (London, 1711)
Mansi J. D. Mansi (ed.) Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima Collectio (53 vols., Florence, Venice, Paris, 1759–1927; reprinted Graz, Austria, 1960)
Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship' Emma Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship of the Exchequer', BIHR 49 (1976), 1–23
Mason, 'Rutland Churches' Emma Mason, 'Westminster Abbey's Rutland Churches', Rutland Record 5 (1985), 163–6
Med. Misc. DMS A Medieval Miscellany for Doris Mary Stenton, ed. Patricia M. Barnes and C. F. Slade, PRS, new series 36 (1962, reprinted 1977)
Monasticon W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, revised H. Caley, H. Ellis and B. Bandinel (6 vols. in 8, London, 1817–30)
Moore, Hist. St Bartholomew's N. Moore, History of St Bartholomew's Hospital, I (1918)
Morris, 'Sheriffs of Henry I' W. A. Morris, 'The Sheriffs and the Administrative System of Henry I', EHR 37 (1922), 161–72
NDWA Notes and Documents relating to Westminster Abbey (publication series)
Neufeldt Ernst Neufeldt, Zur Sprache des Urkundenbuche von Westminster (Cotton Faustina A III), Inaugural-Dissertation, Doctorate, University of Rostock (Berlin, 1907)
NPS Facsimiles New Palaeographical Society: Facsimiles of Ancient Manuscripts etc., ed. E. M. Thompson, G. F. Warner, F. G. Kenyon and J. R. Gilson, First Series, II (1904)
Orderic The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, ed. and transl. Marjorie Chibnall (6 vols., 1969–80)
Oxley, 'Medieval Church Dedications' J. E. Oxley, 'The Medieval Church Dedications of the City of London', Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society 29 (1978), 117–25
Pearce, Monks of Westminster E. H. Pearce, The Monks of Westminster (NDWA no. 5, 1916)
PL Patrologiae cursus completus, series Latina, ed. J. P. Migne (221 vols., Paris, 1844–64)
Plac. Abbrev. Placitorum in domo capitulari Westmonasteriensi asservatorum Abbreviatio. Temporibus regum Ric. I, Johann., Henr. III, Edw. I, Edw. II (Record Comm., London, 1811)
PN Mddx J. E. B. Gower, A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton, with S. J. Madge, The Place-Names of Middlesex apart from the City of London (English Place-Name Society XVIII, 1942)
Poole, Exchequer R. L. Poole, The Exchequer in the Twelfth Century (1912, new impression 1973)
PR Pipe Roll (Great Roll of the Pipe, edited and published by the Pipe Roll Society. All references will be in the form PR, followed by the regnal year)
PR 31 Henry I The Great Roll of the Pipe for the thirty first year of the reign of Henry I (Michaelmas 1130) ed. J. Hunter (Record Comm., London, 1833)
PRS Pipe Roll Society
PUE Papsturkunden in England, 3 vols., ed. W. Holtzmann (Abhandlungen der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Gottingen, phil.-hist. Klasse, Berlin, Gõttingen: I = neue Folge XXV, 1930–31; II = 3. Folge XIV-XV, 1935–6; III = 3. Folge XXXIII, 1952)
RBE The Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (3 vols., RS 1896)
Recueil des actes de H II Recueil des actes de Henri II, roi d' Angleterre et duc de Normandie, concernant les provinces françaises et les affaires de France, ed. L. Delisle & E. Berger (Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Letters: Chartes et diplômes relatifs à l'histoire de France, 4 vols., Paris, 1909–47)
Regesta Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066–1154, 4 vols. ed. H. W. C. Davis, C. Johnson, H. A. Cronne and R. H. C. Davis (1913, 1956, 1968, 1969)
Reynolds, 'Rulers of London' Susan Reynolds, 'The Rulers of London in the Twelfth Century', History 57 (1972), 337–57
Ric. of Devizes Richard of Devizes, Chronicle, ed. J. T. Appleby (1963)
Richardson, 'William of Ely' H. G. Richardson, 'William of Ely, the King's treasurer', TRHS fourth series, 15 (1932), 45–90
Richardson & Sayles H. G. Richardson and G. O. Sayles, The Governance of Medieval England (1963)
Robinson & James J. Armitage Robinson and M. R. James, The Manuscripts of Westminster Abbey (NDWA no. 1, 1909)
Rob. de Torigny The Chronicle of Robert of Torigny, Chronicles of the reigns of Stephen, Henry II and Richard I, ed. Richard Howlett, IV (RS, 1889)
Rolls KC 1194–95 Rolls of the King's Court … 1194–95, ed. F. W. Maitland, PRS 14 (1891)
Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster' A. G. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster: the vill and the urban community 1200–1540', unpublished Ph. D. thesis, London University, 1984
Rot. Chart. Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londoniensi asservati 1199–1216, ed. T. Duffus Hardy (Record Comm., London, 1837)
Rot. Curiae Regis Rotuli Curiae Regis. Rolls and Records of the Court held before the King's Justiciars or justices, I. From the sixth year of King Richard I to the accession of King John, ed. F. Palgrave (Record Comm., London, 1835)
Rot. Litt. Claus. Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londiniensi asservati (1204–27), ed. T. Duffus Hardy (2 vols., Record Comm., London, 1833–44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londiniensi asservati, ed. T. Duffus Hardy; I, pt. i (1201–1216), (Record Comm., London, 1835)
Rot. de Oblat. et Fin. Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus in Turri Londiniensi asservati, tempore regis Johannis, ed. T. Duffus Hardy (Record Comm., London, 1835)
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Saltman, Theobald A. Saltman, Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury (1956, reprinted 1969)
Sanders I. J. Sanders, English Baronies: a study of their origin and descent 1086–1327 (1960)
Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters P. H. Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters: an annotated list and bibliography (1968)
Scholtz, 'Canonization' B. W. Scholtz, 'The Canonization of Edward the Confessor', Speculum 36 (1961), 38–60
Scholz, 'Sulcard of Westminster' B. W. Scholz, 'Sulcard of Westminster; Prologus de Construccione Westmonasterii', Traditio 20 (1964), 59–91
Scholz, 'Two forged charters from Westminster' B. W. Scholz, 'Two forged charters from the Abbey of Westminster and their relationship with St Denis', EHR 76 (1961), 466–78
Sheriffs List of Sheriffs for England and Wales … to A.D. 1831, PRO Lists and Indexes IX (London, 1898; reprinted New York, 1963)
Symeon of Durham Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnia, ed. T. Arnold (2 vols., RS 1882–85)
SR T. A. M. Bishop, Scriptores Regis: facsimiles to identify and illustrate the hands of royal scribes in original charters of Henry 1, Stephen and Henry II (1961)
Taxatio Nicholai IV Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate Papae Nicholai IV, circa 1291, ed. S. Ayscough and J. Caley (Record Comm., London, 1802)
Taylor, Our Lady of Batersey J. G. Taylor, Our Lady of Batersey (1925)
TRHS Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Van Caenegem R. C. Van Caenegem, Royal Writs in England from the Conquest to Glanvill, Selden Soc., LXXVII (1959)
VCH Victoria County History
Vita AEdwardi Regis Vita AEdwardi Regis qui apud Westmonasterium requiescit, ed. and transl. Frank Barlow (1962)
West, Justiciarship F. West, The Justiciarship in England 1066–1232 (1966)
Wethered, Lands of Hurley F. T. Wethered, Lands and Tythes of Hurley Priory (1909)
Wethered, St Mary's, Hurley F. T. Wethered, St Mary's Hurley, in the Middle Ages (London, 1898)
Widmore Richard Widmore, A History of the Church of St Peter, Westminster, commonly called Westminster Abbey (London, 1751)
Wilkins, Concilia Wilkins, D., Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae (4 vols., London, 1737)

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