The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497. Originally published by Shaun Tyas on behalf of Richard III and Yorkist Trust and the London Record Society, Donington, 2004.

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'Acknowledgements', in The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497, (Donington, 2004) pp. vii. British History Online [accessed 5 March 2024]


In preparing this edition, we have incurred many debts that we acknowledge with gratitude. Tony Pollard guided the book through its draft stages towards publication with kindness, perception and, above all, patience. He and Christopher Woolgar both read the entire manuscript and made a number of valuable suggestions. Caroline Barron kindly read and commented on an early draft of the introduction and biographical appendix. Clive Burgess, David Grummitt and Mark Forrest commented on individual chapters of the introduction. Linda Clark, Sean Cunningham, Matthew Davies, Jessica Freeman, Elizabeth New and Eleanor Quinton all contributed information on various aspects of the introduction and biographical appendix. A paper based on the introduction was read to the seminar on Medieval and Tudor London at the Institute of Historical Research in Trinity Term 2000, and we are grateful to the members of the seminar for their comments and criticisms.

Thanks are also due to the librarians and archivists of the Public Record Office and the British Library, whose collections we have drawn upon extensively in preparing the introduction and appendices.

The majority of the MSS edited in this volume are the property of and are published by permission of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Cathedral, and we are grateful to the Cathedral's librarian, Jo Wisdom, for his assistance. MS 25,166/6A was formerly owned by the Church Commissioners of the Church of England. All MSS are now deposited in the Guildhall Library, Corporation of London, by whose kind permission they are published here. We are particularly grateful to the Keeper of Manuscripts, Stephen Freeth, and his staff for their assistance.

We are further indebted to the Richard III and Yorkist History Trust whose funding has made this publication possible.

Finally, we are grateful to our friends and families who have long suffered the presence of this 'turbulent priest' in our lives.

London, the Conversion of St. Paul, 2002

Stephanie R. Hovland

Royal Holloway

University of London

Hannes Kleineke

History of Parliament Trust London