These are the books and other reference sources I used in researching the history published on this web site. I relied fairly heavily on old chronicles and charters in some ares, but it’s important to keep in mind that the chroniclers were sometime writing about events many years before their time and and the chronicler was sometimes obliged to present a version of history that reflected favorably on their patron or sponsor. It also wasn’t unusual for charters to be forged to help establish property rights.

  1. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Translated and edited by Michael Swanton

  2. Domesday book: A Complete Translation, edited by Dr Ann Williams and Professor G. H. Martin

  3. Henry of Huntingdon: The History of the English People, translated by Diana Greenway

  4. Bede: Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Translated by  Leo Sherly-Price, revised by R. E. Latham, introduction and notes by D. H. Farmer

  5. Gildas Sapiens: On the Ruin of Britain

  6. Charters of the Selsey, edited by S. E. Kelly

  7. Wace: A History of the Norman People, translated by Glyn S. Burgess

  8. Jean Froissart: Chronicles edited and translated Geoffrey Brereton

  9. Roger of Wendover: Flowers of History to 1235, translated by J. A. Giles

  10. Matthew Paris: English History 1235 - 1273, translated by J. A. Giles

  11. The Chronicle of Battle Abbey, edited and translated by Eleanor Searle

  12. Assers’s Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources, translated by Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge.

  13. Histoire des Ducs Normandie et des Roi d’Angleterre, translated by F. Michel.

  14. Fishbourne Roman Palace final interim report 1995-9 by John Manley and David Rudkin for the Sussex Archaeological Society. 

  15. General History of Lewes Priory in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries by Barbara Mary Crook, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 81.

  16. Burpham: A Settlement Site within Saxon Defences by H Sutermeister , Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 114. 

  17. The Roman Buildings at Bosham by Ernest Black, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vol 123. 

  18. The Buildings of England: Sussex by Ian Nairn and Nikolas Pevsner

  19. The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by T. W. Horsfield F.S.A

  20. Sussex Anglo-Saxon Charters by Eric Barker, Sussex Archaeological Collection, vols 86. 87 and 88.

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